For me, when PTSD catches up it takes me out of living and shuts me down. I seldom get away from it when life throws me curve balls.
While faced with memories of a critical incident or more, should we suppress their emotional impact on us? Or face them head on?
It takes a different breed of person to be a volunteer firefighter. The time commitment in non-emergency operations alone is tremendous. in fact, Responding to calls makes up a very small percentage of one’s volunteer time.