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Why Are First Responders So Over Protective? It’s About Threat, Perceived or Real Your Brain Doesn’t Know The Difference

Once a trauma is encoded in your memory the brain can be triggered by something you see, smell or hear.  The brain will pull the past memory not realizing that you are not there in that situation.  Then the body will activate your flight or fight response thus why you ...
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How Can Trauma Promote Growth?

Many people have heard of post-traumatic stress (PTS), a normal response to an abnormal event, but not many recognize the struggles and hardships of trauma also can mean opportunities for growth. The experiences of loss and trauma are part of life. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) means many who experience trauma can ...
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What Is Post Traumatic Growth?

This article explains how some people can grow from a trauma and see life differently. However, don't be confused and think this means you won't experience suffering. PTG doesn't mean you get a detour from the pain. It just means maybe you can become stronger from the journey. Take a ...
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What Is The Personal Toll on Firefighter Families?

The divorce rate for firefighters is three times that of the general population, which is the highest rate in the nation, second only to that of the military. A functioning, long-term marriage in this profession is uncommon; a happy, thriving, intimate one is rare. My husband Mike and I are ...
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PTSD Symptoms in First Responders Looks Different,

PTSD symptoms in first responders look a lot different than PTSD symptoms in sexual assault survivors.These symptoms below are specific to PTSD among first responders.Intrusive memories, dreams, or flashbacks of a specific incidentRefusing to talk about a traumatic eventLosing interest in activitiesAvoiding places where a traumatic event occurredFeelings of hopelessness, ...
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