First Responder Mental Healthcare: Evidence-Based Prevention, Postvention, and Treatment

@article{Lanza2018FirstRM,
  title={First Responder Mental Healthcare: Evidence-Based Prevention, Postvention, and Treatment},
  author={Allyssa Lanza and Gargi Roysircar and Sarajane E. Rodgers},
  journal={Professional Psychology: Research and Practice},
  year={2018},
  volume={49},
  pages={193–204}
}
Recent national tragedies of hurricanes, mass shootings, gun violence in schools, wild fires, and mudslides have drawn our attention to the trauma of affected individuals and schoolchildren, but less to the stressors of first responders. While commonly regaled as “heroes,” responders face a scarcity of systemic and tailored mental health support. First responders are susceptible to witnessing a wide array of traumatic events, often in their own communities, that contribute to their stress… 

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