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HuffPost Tackles PTSD, Depression in EMS

Above, paramedic Susie Saskia Taylor, in this screenshot from a HuffPost video, shares her experience battling depression.

The HuffPost is making note of how PTSD and depression is affecting emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

The report published this weekend notes how first responders work long shifts on little sleep and are often faced with graphic accident scenes.

Despite this, according to the report and previous writings in JEMS, paramedics and EMTs often earn far less than other first responders.

Click here to read the full HuffPost report.

Further reading

Psychological Trauma: The Silent Stalker

Practitioner Mental Wellbeing: Can We Be More Proactive?

How One Paramedic is Recovering from PTSD