PTSD Affects First Responders Disporoprtionately
Most people will gradually recover from the psychological effects of experiencing a traumatic event, but PTSD will develop in a substantial proportion. The percentage of First Responders that will develop PTSD is much higher when compared to the general public.
This is because first responders are not experiencing just a single traumatic event, they are experiencing multiple events at a higher frequency. This coupled with high-stress levels, long working hours, and disrupted sleep patterns takes its toll on mental health.
Thanks to Responders 1st CallTM, individual First Responders can benefit from confidential, self-directed, and unlimited online sessions using Virtual EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) treatment.
Sessions are performed in the privacy of First Responders' homes or other safe places, and no clinician assistance. EMDR therapy uses the human brain's neuroplastic healing ability to replace obsessive emotional memories with realistic thinking about a previous experience. EMDR reduces symptoms of acute stress disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is endorsed by the Veterans Administration, United States Department of Defense, and the American Psychiatric Association.
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