Libray Brown Bag Talks are free and open to the public! Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments are always served.
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"Making Noise, an interactive guide to War of the Worlds on the 80th anniversary"
Although PTSD is typically thought to stem from the experience of a single traumatic incident, the cumulative effects of exposure to many smaller events may also cause PTSD symptoms. This may be particularly likely in populations of first responders, such as firefighters, who are continuously exposed to numerous incidents that involve harm, suffering, and death. For example, in any given shift, firefighters respond to calls that involve vehicular accidents, drug overdoses, assaults, and the like. In this collaborative study with Joy Ponder (Division Chief) and Chris Johnson of the Asheville Fire Department, we examined self-reports of PTSD symptoms, coping behaviors, addictive behaviors, and barriers to seeking help.