PSYC431 Week 7 Additional Considerations DQ

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Our discussion this week focuses on the mental health needs of an often-overlooked population, the first responders of disasters. The links below provide powerful insights and testimonials to the importance of protecting one’s mental health and may be helpful resources in the discussion.

Beyond Debriefing: How to Address Responders' Emotional Health

Former Emergency Service Workers Speak Out about their Experiences with PTSD

Psychological Trauma and First Responders

  • After reviewing the course materials, discuss, with detail, three things you believe are critical for first responders to know regarding potential threats of disaster response work to their mental health. These can be of a preparatory and preventative or a post-event recovery nature, or a combination. Selections should be critically important in maintaining or restoring one's mental health.

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First Responders of Disasters



The first responders of disasters are often confronted with traumatizing experience that
leave them with psychological effects. Most of the first responders are diagnosed with PTSD
symptoms because of the horrifying incidents they attend to that after sometime begin to take a
toll on their mental health (Adam, 2013). For this reason, it is critical for the first responders to be
aware of the potential threats of disa...

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