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May 22, 2023 7:09 pm  #1

CTV Reporter On Leave To Deal With Job Related PTSD

Even though Alissa Thibault is based out of the Vancouver CTV studios I'm sharing this because the impact of years of reporting takes a toll on radio and television journalists and news reporters right across the country and there's a couple of mental health resources specifically for those in the business mentioned in the replies to Alissa's tweet that someone may not know about and may find helpful now or down the road.

PTSD is more prevalent in radio and television than the public would think.

Chances are it's the courage of the company's employees in the past, some of them who live here in Toronto who have spoken up about their need for a mental health break from the work that are one of the main reasons CTV is permitting Alissa's leave of absence. I wish her well.

Last edited by betaylored (May 22, 2023 7:10 pm)


May 22, 2023 7:17 pm  #2

Re: CTV Reporter On Leave To Deal With Job Related PTSD

Another former CTV reporter, Tamara Cherry, has just written a book about the trauma victims and the reporters who tell their stories have to endure and how it plays havoc with their mental health. It's called "The Trauma Beat."

And Cherry would know something about it - for many years, she was a crime reporter for CTV and both the Toronto Sun and the Star.