Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P08 - (Silver-Cross-Mother) OTTAWA. x-17s. Canada's veterans affairs minister says the naming by the Royal Canadian Legion of a woman who lost her son to suicide as this year's Silver Cross Mother is "a big deal." Seamus O'Regan says the move is another positive step toward lifting the stigma of suicide from war veterans who suffer traumatic mental stress while on duty for their country. ("..treatment of veterans.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The Legion says Anita Cenerini (SEN'-uhr-EE'-nee) of Winnipeg will represent the country as this year's Silver Cross Mother. Cenerini's son, Private Thomas Welch, killed himself less than three months after returning home from deployment in Afghanistan in 2003.

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