How CBT Can Help In Treating Trauma In First Responders

How CBT Can Help In Treating Trauma In First Responders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs in some individuals when traumatic events in their lives cause mental health issues. It is particularly common in first responders because these professionals are likely to witness traumatic events as part of their everyday...
How Alcohol is Apart of The First Responder Culture

How Alcohol is Apart of The First Responder Culture

Statistics show that first responders are more likely to struggle with alcohol abuse issues than the average person. There are several reasons behind the relatively high levels of alcohol consumption among first responders. It’s important that those working in...
How to Find Addiction Treatment as a First Responder

How to Find Addiction Treatment as a First Responder

First responders are those who are first to arrive on the scene of an accident, crime, disaster or terrorist attacks. A first responder is the first on the scene to provide care in some of the most demanding and dangerous situations. Although these heroic duties are...
Top 4 Signs of Alcoholism in a Firefighter

Top 4 Signs of Alcoholism in a Firefighter

Drinking alcohol is considered pretty normal activity for just about anyone, no matter what kind of work you do. Half the general male population is thought to have a drink on a monthly basis. However, when looking at alcohol use for firefighters, about 10% to 20%...
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...