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PTSD: ‘The Dirty Little Secret of Law Enforcement’

By Tiffany S. Thomas | March 21, 2018L US Capitol Police march in honor of slain officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, July 1998. Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr On a warm early morning in 2007, police officer Mark Dibona was sitting in his cruiser in front of a fire station in Sanford, Florida. Dibona was taking …

Police officers face cumulative PTSD

Unlike a physical injury, a mental traumatic injury can happen almost daily Apr 3, 2017 By Michelle Beshears, Faculty Member, Criminal Justice at American Military University Even with all we know about its effects and ways to treat it, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among police officers and continues to take its toll on their lives and …

EMS PTSD Statistics

Posted by Graham Medical on May 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM When we think of emergency personnel, a number comes to mind. 1st on the scene, 1st to respond, 1st line of defense. These number ones reflect the vital roles played by police, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. Seen as figures of authority, strength, and bravery in our communities, …

Move Beyond PTSD — Regain Ease With Neurofeedback

Find ease and restore health naturally. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) often occurs after a stressful or traumatic event leaving a wake of symptoms in its path. From anxiety and depression to fear, guilt and shame, the emotional toll impacts daily lives, careers and relationships. As a result, most people who suffer from PTSD are looking …

Recognizing PTSD in Fire Fighters: 5 Warning Signs

Author: IAFF Staff August 7, 2017 Most fire fighters and paramedics are exposed to potentially traumatic events as a normal part of their jobs. Following certain bad calls, some may have a strong reaction. They replay the event in their minds, have difficulty sleeping or experience strong, upsetting thoughts and feelings. By talking with others …