“I'm an EMT of 6.5 years. Been off work for over a year. I've seen a lot of shit. More than anyone should, but still far less than many others in my field - including police, fire and other first responders.
My symptoms started years ago after a particularly awful call.
Recently - 3 years later almost to the day - I was sent to a psych ward for attempted suicide.
I have a long way to go in my progress but I want to reach out to other First Responders with PTSD.
Let's end the stigma together.”
Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.