Our discussion this week focuses on mental health needs often overlooked, those of first responders.
After reviewing the resources below and the required course reading for the week, identify three things you believe are critical for first responders to know regarding potential threats of disaster response work to their mental health.
These can be of a preparatory and preventative or a post-event recovery nature, or a combination of both. Selections should be critically important in maintaining or restoring one’s mental health.
Beyond Debriefing: How to Address Responders’ Emotional Health
Former Emergency Service Workers Speak Out about their Experiences with PTSD
Psychological Trauma and First Responders