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David Gibson

Health Features Writer

David is a long time Ottawa resident and proud to call Barrhaven home. He has worked in community health care for over twenty years. David is a proud Alumnus of both Brock University and Carleton University. He is a family man first and foremost, and when he is not at the lake with his family and friends, or cruising with his beautiful wife Tammy, he is off fly fishing for steelhead and salmon.

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The Other Side of Reason – Our Humanity, our stories

The Other Side of Reason – Our Humanity, our stories

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – I am the Ocean

The Other Side of Reason – I am the Ocean

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Self-Forgiveness

The Other Side of Reason – Self-Forgiveness

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Out of the darkness

The Other Side of Reason – Out of the darkness

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Where the past meets the present

The Other Side of Reason – Where the past meets the present

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Finding my voice

The Other Side of Reason – Finding my voice

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD, available now [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Into the abyss

The Other Side of Reason – Into the abyss

[Into the abyss] So many nightmares - too many to count. Where each breath takes an eternity. Where every moment is raging against me. Screaming at me to do something – to say something. I cannot. I am frozen and so lost in this darkness. Nights where I’ve woken gasping, grabbing at [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Adversity and perception

The Other Side of Reason – Adversity and perception

[Dawn’s breath] I am nothing, Here and now, In this very moment, I am nothing and yet I am everything. Hold me together, Not as it was. I promise. Dawn’s breath, short gasps, and a remembrance: dreams come in kaleidoscope flashes of colour and shapes. Our breath is many voices waiting [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Defining moments

The Other Side of Reason – Defining moments

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD, available now [...]

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The Other Side of Reason – Air waves of silence

The Other Side of Reason – Air waves of silence

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD, available now [...]

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