On Jan. 13 victims of a shelling attack on a passenger bus in Ukraine were laid by the side of the road. Canadians want to help Ukrainians having trouble coping with the horrors of war.
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Canadians reach out to help troubled Ukrainians

Canadians of Ukrainian origin have developed a mobile app to help people in Ukraine access local mental health services. The app is in Ukrainian and the Canadian Ukraine Foundation says it hopes both soldiers and civilians who are suffering through the conflict there can use it.

The program allows users to complete an assessment survey to determine what kind of referral they may need. Then it helps them find local resources to treat everything from post-traumatic stress disorder to insomnia.

“The goal of this application is to get mental health trauma awareness information into the pockets of Ukrainian people and connect them to the resources they need as quickly as possible,”said Foundation President Victor Hetmanczuk.

Canada has a large and active Ukrainian community which has worked hard to find ways to help those beleaguered by the fighting in their country of origin.

The Canadian government has decided to dispatch 200 soldiers to Ukraine to help train local troops.

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