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...
EMT’s and PTSD: Why We Need To Talk About It

EMT’s and PTSD: Why We Need To Talk About It

Educating Friends About EMS PTSD Whenever one sees the initials PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) they may automatically associate this diagnosis with a soldier that has returned home after combat duty in some faraway country. PTSD can certainly occur in these...
Top 5 Signs of Drug Abuse in First Responders

Top 5 Signs of Drug Abuse in First Responders

Drug addiction is a relentless illness that inflicts suffering not only in an individual but also to their surrounding community. The chances of beating addiction are much higher if an individual is treated earlier. Thus, if you are concerned that a family member or...
Policing and Depression: The Time for Openness

Policing and Depression: The Time for Openness

In this day and age, depression is a common problem for all people. But for those who seem to be stuck with the blue wall of silence, our officers of the law, depression is depressing, period. Police are feeling people. They usually get into the ob because they love...

The Benefits of CBT for First Responders

Many people do not realize the trauma that first responders experience on a daily basis. These professionals are usually the first people to respond in the event of a medical emergency, natural disaster, billowing fire, and other serious situations. As a result, these...
How Trauma Can Affect First Responders and What To Do

How Trauma Can Affect First Responders and What To Do

First responders, as the name suggests, are the first on the scene of a violent event, natural disaster, illness, injury and/or death, fire, auto accidents, the aftermath of terrorism, and other terrible events. They are repeatedly called out to these events. Among...
PTSI In First Responders

PTSI In First Responders

Everyone knows that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is caused by a traumatic event. What they don’t know is that Post Traumatic Stress Injury or PTSI is preferable among first responders. When the body has been injured, it’s treated with...