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...
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...
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...
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...