By Dr. Chuck Russo and Dr. Samer Koutoubi
Police officers and other first responders are at a much greater risk of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19 coronavirus. Here are several ways that public safety professionals can protect themselves from this contagious respiratory disease.
By Dr. Michael Genovese
Traumatic experiences can alter pathways in the brain, causing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Learn more about how trauma affects an individual's experience of the world and the importance of repairing damaged neural pathways.
By Leischen Stelter
First responder stress affects the entire family, including children. On this episode of the In Public Safety Matters podcast, a professional therapist explains how first responder families can benefit from counseling and how they can get the most out of the experience.
By Yael Schuman
First responders are at high risk of suffering post-traumatic stress, but many are not taught the skills to handle it until after they experience a traumatic event. Find out how pre-trauma training can better equip responders to cope with the distressing scenes that they will inevitably encounter.
By Kelly Long
Officers face the worst that society has to offer and this reality often batters their mental health, yet the stigma attached to mental health issues prevents many from getting help. Learn what needs to be done to bring about much-needed change.
By Linda Ouellette
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy, helps patients overcome trauma by using visual stimulation to activate the brain’s innate healing tendency. Find out more about the science behind the treatment and what is involved.