National Newswatch

It was an unexpectedly positive interview about a grim subject.

Stéphane Grenier, a former soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome, is a champion for improving mental health in the workplace, and not just for veterans.

Before he left the army in 2012 after 29 years of service, Grenier had already spent a decade developing peer support and education programs for the military. I spoke with the retired lieutenant-colonel, 49, when he was in Montreal in October for a lecture organized by AMI Quebec, which helps families manage the effects of mental illness.

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