🚑First Responders PTSD: An Alarming Increase…

The sound of sirens and the sight of smoke from a distant building are common aspects of the daily lives of firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and other first responders. These dedicated individuals regularly face challenging situations to assist others, but the emotional impact of these experiences can accumulate over time, leading to lasting effects.

These effects can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. It could be a near-death experience, witnessing a traumatic event, being a victim of violence, or other distressing occurrences.