First responders: mental health consequences of natural and human-made disasters for public health and public safety workers.

@article{Benedek2007FirstRM,
  title={First responders: mental health consequences of natural and human-made disasters for public health and public safety workers.},
  author={David M. Benedek and Carol S. Fullerton and Robert J. Ursano},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={55-68}
}
First responders, including military health care workers, public health service workers, and state, local, and volunteer first responders serve an important role in protecting our nation's citizenry in the aftermath of disaster. Protecting our nation's health is a vital part of preserving national security and the continuity of critical national functions. However, public health and public safety workers experience a broad range of health and mental health consequences as a result of work… CONTINUE READING