Preventing First Responder PTSD

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre: Delaware Suite B, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

10-03-2020 10:45 10-03-2020 12:15 America/New_York Preventing First Responder PTSD

First responders, who are charged with protecting life and property, may experience a broad range of health and mental wellness consequences as a result of work-related exposures to traumatic incidents that include violent acts, death and destruction. Constant exposure to death and destruction may exert a psychological toll on first responders and emergency services personnel,… Read more »

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Synopsis

First responders, who are charged with protecting life and property, may experience a broad range of health and mental wellness consequences as a result of work-related exposures to traumatic incidents that include violent acts, death and destruction. Constant exposure to death and destruction may exert a psychological toll on first responders and emergency services personnel, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, depression, and even suicide. The panel will explore ways local, state and federal governments can work together to prevent and treat first responder PTSD.

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