First Responders and PTSD

Sooner or later, of course, it helps to talk through the trauma of the situation with co-workers, family, friends, and professional therapists. First responders more often, however, choose not to discuss trauma and men’s issues

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Men, Drugs and Alcohol, Trauma: A Toxic Mix

Why Drugs and Alcohol Make Bad Ways to Cope with Trauma

A man must be strong at all times. A man is not to show that he’s hurting. A man is to “tighten up”. Boys will be boys. Drinking is how you deal with hard times. Drugs are fine to let loose. These are the messages men are brought up hearing. And it is such messages during our socialization that have a potential of making our lives a downward spiral when also dealing with psychological trauma.

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