Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder often affects the troops returning from the battlefield, but its reach extends to other professions as well.
On Monday, former New Jersey State Trooper and NBA Referee, Bob Delaney, brought his PTSD awareness campaign to local public service workers.
Delaney uses his own experiences with Post-Traumatic Stress to talk about its effects, how to recognize it and useful therapy methods.
He says fire, EMS and law enforcement should know of the dangers. “Post-Traumatic stress is a major problem for those who serve. It’s a human condition. It's just that those who serve are in a higher risk group, because of what they experience. The more we speak about it and the more tools we have to handle it, the hope is PTS doesn't get to PTSD and lead to suicide.”
Delaney has even penned a book on his experience called “Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress.”