Saturday, August 1, 2020

PTSD Patrol: Breaking the silence “For me, it is #therapy in itself"

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos 
August 1, 2020

Of all the things we've talked about, there are a lot of people facing trauma that does not seem to end. 

COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across this country, citizens are watching people they love with their lives on the line and spending weeks or months in hospitals, fighting for their lives when no one can go to be with them. Doctors and nurses are struggling to keep as many alive as possible, and begging for people to take this seriously enough so they do what they can to stop spreading it. 

Other jobs are done by those willing to subject themselves to trauma. And then there is domestic violence. 

We can understand that this level of trauma is far beyond what humans are designed to endure and that is when they need help to heal from it.

PTSD Patrol repeat highway in hell 

Of all the things we've covered we have not talked about repeatedly facing trauma that does not end. Domestic violence, trauma from your job, deployment in war or facing natural disaster recovery, are non-stop. You are up against things you need more help getting through. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Today's featured video is about a police officer who is doing what he can to encourage other officers to get help to heal too.

Detective Rob Davis' candid discussion about his journey as a #policeofficer who lives with #trauma and #PTSD are an invaluable contribution to the conversation surrounding mental health and public service.

From the Abington Police Department in Abington, PA, Rob uses his #recovery story to help other #officers who have similar symptoms. “I’m not a big public speaker. But in this case, I don’t mind sharing,” he says. “For me, it is #therapy in itself . . . To be able to tell somebody that it is possible to get through this. That’s the story that I want to share.”

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