While it may be difficult for you to accept, you must remember, you didn't ask for PTSD. It's not your fault and that's just a fact, ok?
Think there's only one way to make a difference? Think Taking on the world all at once is the best way to help others? Maybe there is a way that you can help and keep yourself mentally healthy.
I was your atypical firefighter, in tough and in denial. I knew my injury was getting worse, but I was about to tell anyone that...... Until PTSD made it, so it was do or die. In fact, knew it years before the diagnosis
The fire service and I suspect it's true of all emergency services, it's both really easy to both love and loath, all at the same time.
If I am honest, my old identity was killing me. But does this mean the helper in my has to die? Of course not.
Damn PTSD robs me of my sleep and thus torpedoes my mental health recovery.
when faced with unsurmountable odds, we in the emergency services do whatever it takes to get the job done. for those of us who now have PTSD, we too must face the daunting task of getting it done.
While faced with memories of a critical incident or more, should we suppress their emotional impact on us? Or face them head on?
While I fought tooth and nail to shove everything way down, I would come to learn the hard way that You can't ignore PTSD.