Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management

by Bob Rabe A college professor once asked the class, "How heavy is a glass of water?" The professor received several answers, but the professor replied, "The weight doesn't matter, it depends on how long you try to hold it. The longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes. That is, until you put it … Continue reading Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management

Who Helps Those That Help Us

by Steven Gerlang, EMT Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Our emergency service workers; Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians: psychological well-being is often taken for granted and over looked. Studies have shown that there are roughly 18 to 20 members of our Emergency Services that take their own lives each day here in … Continue reading Who Helps Those That Help Us

Resilient and Stronger

by Sgt. Mark St. Hilaire Resilience: The ability to recover or adjust easily (1); the ability to become strong, healthy or successful again after something bad happens (2). 2013 has been a year which has tested many first responders’ resiliency, mine included. The test for me began on April 15, while I was attending the … Continue reading Resilient and Stronger