My story is a simple one really. I see a need and would like to help.
I've been a firefighter for the past 14 years.
This past year a very good friend of mine, a fellow firefighter, took his own life.Shortly after, I myself was diagnosed with PTSD.I removed myself from the front-line trucks and began the long road to recovery.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is killing emergency workers, correctional officers and military personnel at an alarming rate.
Those suffering from PTSD face many obstacles.Many don’t believe they have it, some don’t know what signs to look for, while others don’t have access to the help they need.Often those suffering from PTSD isolate themselves making it almost impossible to receive the help they need.
I can speak from experience this can be a dark, overwhelming feeling.
This is why the suicide rate is so high amongst those who suffer from PTSD
BUT IT REALLY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!!
Through my experiences a have created a blog (www.ptsdbunkergearforyourbrain.com) to help these fine men and women have access to the right information before their situation worsens.
THESE MEN AND WOMEN DO NOT NEED A HUG THEY NEED A PLAN!!
I have been blessed with the good fortune of having access to a group of Clinical Psychologists at www.svapsych.ca. Dr. Storrie literally saved my life, and her incredible staff is willing and able to assist in any. The dream is to one day bring doctors to sufferers of PTSD via video chat.
The people I am trying to help:
Anyone that has experienced or witnessed human suffering