ABSTRACT

Stress-Related Mental Health Issues in Emergency Responders, First Receivers, Disaster Workers, and Their Families   [open pdf - 423KB]

"For decades it has been recognized that the unique and often stressful responsibilities and challenges faced by emergency responders and disaster workers may place them at a significantly higher risk of developing symptoms of psychological stress. This stress can result in a wide spectrum of short and long-term behavioral and mental health issues that can affect the operational readiness of both the individual and the organization where they are employed. Additionally, these stresses can have a significant impact on their private lives and relationships, potentially resulting in subsequent impact to their spouses, children and other close relatives or contacts."

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Date:
2014-11
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Public Domain
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Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: http://www.c-tecc.org
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pdf
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