the suicide rate amongst our firefighters soars
and more and more research is done, it is clear
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is no longer
a problem just in our military.
PTSD is an overload of the human psyche after
exposure to a major life trauma. Witnessing or
experiencing situations such as accidents, fire
related deaths or injuries, distress of loved
ones, rape, attacks, or disasters can cause this
overload. Noises, crowds, and other life
stresses can later trigger these events, often
without the person even realizing the cause.
This can be overwhelming, resulting in suicide
if the person has lost the ability to cope
because they are not fully understanding the
magnitude of their situation.
Some, but not all of the symptoms, may include
flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty falling or
staying asleep, and severe anger. These symptoms
overflow into all aspects of life causing
problems in social, occupational, and almost
always, the family situation.
There is help out there for these men and women,
but the first step is recognizing there maybe a
problem with PTSD. Life Development Strategies
has developed workshops for fire fighters,
military and police officers to release the
affects of PTSD. The focus is not the details of
the trauma, but instead on the physical
sensations or emotional reactions and the
feelings accompanying them. The powerful
combination of the group and EFT LD Strategies
is able to guide the group allowing them to
release the emotional triggers so they can move
forward with their lives.
These service people work together so it is
natural to heal and become stronger together. A
hesitation can be the difference in saving a
life or loosing a life.
These ordinary men and women do extra ordinary
tasks to help keep us safe. YES PTSD is in our
fire departments and a rising in suicide rate
and now there is something we can do about it.
Please feel free to call or write for more
information about workshops, individual
sessions, and public addresses.
603-748-9562 or 603-724-3417