It’s no surprise that medical technicians, firefighters, and police officers will face traumatic events while serving as first responders.
And unfortunately, many will develop post-traumatic stress disorder. This is why we are developing a VR experience for post-traumatic stress symptoms in first responders and veterans.
Some Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Seen in Emergency Personnel. PTSD First Responders
- Unfortunately, a lack of access to mental health services will lead to some first responders not getting the mental healthcare they need. Or getting responders diagnosed with the appropriate mental health issues
- The psychological distress caused by time in the field paired with acute stress disorder can put first responders at high risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues.