PTSD amongst First Responders - A Personal Story

It is not abnormal to feel impacted by the things that you see in your line of work. In fact, it is absolutely normal to be impacted in some way by many of the things you encounter. Here is one first responder's experience with his work, experiences, and his realization that he was suffering with PTSD.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


PTSD is a disorder that develops for some people in response to a shocking, scary, or dangerous event (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). These events are often described as traumatic events/experiences.

What You Should Know

It is normal to experience a range of reactions following a traumatic event. However, not everyone will develop PTSD. Those who continue to experience symptoms/problems may be diagnosed with PTSD.

Anyone, no matter how acute or severe the symptoms, can get treatment & support at any time.


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