Sunday, November 4, 2018

First responders with PTSD navigate a complicated path to get help

Here is an article that sums up what we all need to be doing on getting those who respond to what the rest of us need help with.


‘It didn’t make any difference’: First responders with PTSD navigate a complicated path to get help
“If we do this right in the beginning, it really eliminates a lot of that down the road. People tend to get a whole lot better if it’s done well, and it’s done correctly and effectively; that’s the key.” Dr. Nancy Wesselink
Matthew Jones, a former Forsyth County firefighter, tried to handle his emotions on his own after a traumatic experience on the job, but when he turned to alcohol to cope his life began to unravel. Jones was eventually diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. - photo by Brian Paglia
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