Greetings, and welcome back to our series on handling trauma as a first responder. While you’ve taken on the honorable role of helping those in need, it’s important to help yourself as well. Last time, we discussed books for first responders that may be able to help you cope with difficult experiences. Now, let’s explore another option.
People who regularly experience traumatic events can often benefit from speaking with someone about what they go through. The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute recommended that first responders dealing with nightmares, emotional numbness, self-isolation, anxiety, trouble sleeping or other emotional issues reach out to therapists who may be able to help.
It’s especially important to seek assistance if trauma is having a significant negative effect on your personal and professional lives.
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