PTSI vs. PTSD: What’s the Difference?

PTSI vs. PTSD: What’s the Difference?

As suicide rates in the U.S. for first responders continue to increase, a debate is going on about whether or not changing the name of PTSD to PTSI would help reduce stigma. To understand this debate, it’s helpful to know the differences. What Is PTSD? PTSD is defined...
Explore New PTSI Treatment Options for First Responders

Explore New PTSI Treatment Options for First Responders

People who experience a traumatic experience view their first responders as heroes. These are the officers, EMTs, and other personnel who put their lives at risk to help others. What’s less often discussed is how these traumas affect those brave men and women...
Trauma Therapy for Police Officers

Trauma Therapy for Police Officers

When working to make the community stronger, law enforcement officers will see daily accidents, violence, and conflicts. This type of pressure and stress can add up. Trauma begins to impact the lives and health of law enforcement officers but the trauma can be...
What Treatment is Available for PTSD in Firefighters

What Treatment is Available for PTSD in Firefighters

Many firefighters develop PTSD in doing their job from day to day and experiencing traumatic events. Symptoms of PTSD are trouble sleeping, flashbacks, nightmare, avoiding places or activities that remind you of the incident, depression, anxiety, easily startled, poor...
First Responder Treatment: Why It Has To Be Special

First Responder Treatment: Why It Has To Be Special

Taking Care of First Responder Mental Health First Responders are our first line of emergency help.  The job of an EMT, firefighter or police officer can be traumatic and their judgment must be infallible in those critical moments.  However, we must remember that...