Episode 14: EMS Mental Health

Episode 14: EMS Mental Health

Dan and Anna discuss the lack of mental health care and preparation in EMS, and share their own experiences of dealing with post-traumatic stress and the fallout from being there for others. This is something we all need to address and learn to manage in order to not be a statistic.

JEMS article:

https://www.jems.com/articles/print/volume-40/issue-10/features/survey-reveals-alarming-rates-of-ems-provider-stress-and-thoughts-of-suicide.html

Another paper on first responder stress and suicide:

Stanley, Ian & Hom, Melanie & E. Joiner, Thomas. (2015). A systematic review of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics. Clinical Psychology Review. 44. 10.1016/j.cpr.2015.12.002.

The Code Green project:

codegreencampaign.org

Episode 15: Stephen Kavalkovich on Mental Health

Episode 15: Stephen Kavalkovich on Mental Health

Episode 13-EMT Training: Pearls and Pitfalls

Episode 13-EMT Training: Pearls and Pitfalls