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.
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: