Coming Back Home would never have been possible without a tremendous amount of help, guidance, and support.

Every patient, and every reader who has ever shared their experience with me has taught me something. I am immensely thankful to everyone who has contributed in the past, and who continues to help me learn more each day, so that I can become a better psychologist, better blogger and a kinder, wiser, more understanding and compassionate human being.

When I first started Coming Back Home, I was rather intimidated by the blogosphere. I never would have done it without the encouragement of Peter Platt, (who somehow managed to convince me that it’s not that difficult), and the support of Sylvain Chartrand (who did all the difficult technical parts for me).

Last, but certainly not least – I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to CWO Brian Davidson.

When I first met Brian, I was young, green, and entirely convinced that everyone else is better at this job than me because they have more experience. For whatever reason, Brian thought different; he saw something in me that I never would have seen in myself, and I am where I am today because of him. Sadly, Brian died of a heart condition in January 2017. He was an extraordinary friend and mentor, and will forever be missed.

Brian and I had a deal –  I told him that I would do my best to accomplish all the things that he thought I was capable of, but he had to live to see it. If not – I told him that I would run around naming stuff after him. A deal is a deal buddy – so this blog is dedicated to you, Brian!

Thanks to John Paul Franic for sharing this picture.

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