Tag Archives: EMS

Psilocyin and Psychedelics' Efficacy in Healing First Responders and Mental Health Workers

Most healthcare and mental health workers are likely to experience a form of post-traumatic stress or compassion fatigue during their career. These helping professions including first responders who have increasing rates of suicide related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) carry a high burden and stigma around being open with mental health struggles. Just like a… Read More »

FOT – Recognizing PTSD, Mental Health in EMS, mental health benefits of essential oils & terpenes

Flight of Thoughts, Episode 14 of the podcast features Derek Davis, an Advanced Care Paramedic who is hitting 15 years of experience in EMS. He takes us through several topics that all connect to mental & physical health and wellness. Derek elaborates on the struggles he has faced as a paramedic and his journey to… Read More »

Living With PTSD | Bell Let’s Talk Day | January 30, 2019

January 30th 2019 is Bell Let’s Talk day where we discuss mental health awareness. I dig in living with PTSD, how it happens, what it’s like to deal with it everyday, medication and going forward. Trauma in the workplace is real and it can happen to anyone, friends, family and yourself. It’s real and it… Read More »

Cleveland EMS paramedics share their stories of PTSD and mental health trauma.

The people we rely on to save us in an emergency could be facing a mental health crisis themselves. Cleveland 19 spoke to three Cleveland EMS paramedics who shared their stories of PTSD and mental health trauma. http://www.cleveland19.com/2019/01/15/cleveland-ems-paramedics-urge-city-address-job-related-ptsd/ Source: Youtube

A former EMS commander who shares his story of PTSD and mental health trauma.

The people we rely on to save us in an emergency could be facing a mental health crisis themselves. Cleveland 19 spoke to a former EMS commander who shared his story of PTSD and mental health trauma. http://www.cleveland19.com/2019/01/15/cleveland-ems-paramedics-urge-city-address-job-related-ptsd/ Source: Youtube

WHAT IS PTSD? | Bell Let’s Talk | Episode 1

With Bell Let’s Talk coming up here on January 30th I wanted to take the time and discuss a mental illness that focuses on our uniformed front line Officers, EMS, Fire Fighters, Nurses and Correction Officers. These people deal with trauma during their careers non stop and most never deal with until they are fully… Read More »

FOT #11 – Paramedic stories, preventing PTSD, how to re-process traumatic experiences with cannabis

This is an exciting episode with my good friend Charlie, who worked with me as a Paramedic and as a 9-1-1 call taker. We share some of our most intense experiences working in emergency services, how we use cannabis for self care to prevent PTSD as first responders, healthy VS unhealthy coping strategies, and more… Read More »