Tag Archives: first responders

How To Spot The Warning Signs Of PTSD

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, thousands of brave men and women wage war against the virus on the front lines. The battle has left many of these responders with emotional scars that are hard to heal – and many find it hard to reach out for help. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you… Read More »

Cycling club aims to help first responders cope with stress, PTSD

A cycling club in Sarasota is helping its first responders cope with stress and PTSD that comes with the job. “Most of us average anywhere from six to 10,000 miles a year,” founder of the Florida Chapter of the First Responder Cycling Club Bill Spitler said. Back in the 90s, it was just a group… Read More »

Assistance dogs are helping bushfire first responders with PTSD | 7.30

For emergency workers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the loyalty and friendship of an assistance dog can be truly life changing. That’s why a whole new generation of support dogs is being trained to help the first responders who attended this summer’s devastating bushfires. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-20/ptsd-assistance-dogs-bushfire-first-responders/11982998 For more from ABC News, click here:… Read More »

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue CISM Program – K9 Response

Studies show that firefighters are five times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression and often die from suicide rather than from a line of duty death. In order to combat this national epidemic, for the last three years, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Peer Support Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)… Read More »

secondary traumatic stress

Secondary Trauma, also known as secondary traumatic stress, is “the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. Its symptoms mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder.” So if you are a social worker, counselor, therapist, police officer, foster parent, adoptive parent, nurse, doctor, EMT, etc… chances are you… Read More »

911 Dispatcher Trauma & Burnout | PTSD & Stress for First Responders

Craig Tinneny is a #911 #dispatcher — the first step in any first responder efforts. And those compounded experiences — call after call, day after day — build up. Emergency dispatchers can suffer from vicarious #trauma, #stress, and #PTSD. ———- ✅ If you liked this video, please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/OC87RecoveryDiaries ———- “When… Read More »

Why we need to address PTSD in first responders (w/ Bob Rich, former Chief of Abbotsford Police)

The average person experiences about four events in their lives that could trigger PTSD. The average career cop encounters between 100 and 400 incidents that could trigger PTSD. Retired Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich knows this all too well. In early 2015 Chief Rich lost two active members of the police department by their own… Read More »

Day 1141 of 6901 for Suicide Awareness – Thank you for Surviving (Have a great Sunday!)

Day 1141/6901. Push ups for Veterans suffering from PTSD, 22 of whom commit suicide daily. I am a serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and am pledging to do a set of push-ups to my maximum each day until the end of my contract in 2035. Please like and share to spread awareness.… Read More »

Day 1140 of 6901 for Suicide Awareness – Thank you for Surviving (Sweater Saturday!)

Day 1140/6901. Push ups for Veterans suffering from PTSD, 22 of whom commit suicide daily. I am a serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and am pledging to do a set of push-ups to my maximum each day until the end of my contract in 2035. Please like and share to spread awareness.… Read More »