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Nine Insights from Living with PTSD: From Darkness to the Light, a Wildland Firefighter Perspective

Nine Insights from Living with PTSD: From Darkness to the Light, a Wildland Firefighter Perspective
Date: November 23, 2020 Time: 4 pm (MST) 
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Presenter: Marc Titus, Nevada Department of Forestry Staff Specialist & (Former) Wildland Firefighter
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is quietly impacting wildland firefighters with its often devastating personal and professional repercussions. While no official numbers exist, suicide has become another statistic now necessary to track within the wildland community as anecdotal data show an alarming trend. While agency’s come to grips with this burgeoning problem, firefighters can educate themselves to better understand the dynamics of stress, trauma and PTSD. This event will provide a unique view of the insidious nature of trauma, its effects on the human being with an eye towards recovery and nine key insights derived from the experiences of a wildland firefighter afflicted by this nervous system injury.