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
by Veronique Moseley Editor's Comment: This is a MUST READ for every public safety and emergency service family! Ross and I work hard on our project Behind The Seen in the area of prevention of mental health issues among emergency services workers. We have been told many times that our sessions, our Facebook messages, our … Continue reading Emergency Services PTSD and Breach Of Trust – A Partner’s View
by Rebecca Heick, PhD There was always that moment, right before the tones dropped on the pager, that the “air” around it seemed to open up – rousing my mind even if my body still seemed to be sleeping. I never knew what the next minute would hold or what I might be called to … Continue reading Paid and Volunteer EMS Services: How Do Their Resources Differ?