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Old 01-18-2016, 15:56
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Default SDFD- How One Paramedic is Recovering from PTSD



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Old 01-18-2016, 17:04
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CAFF members, I cannot begin to express to you the importance of reading the article Fast Dice has posted about SDFD FF/PM Ben Vernon.

Ben has bared his soul for everyone to see in the hopes that his words will help someone else. That is the kind of man Ben is. I've known Ben for some 7-8 years and I respect him tremendously. He is a good, kind, funny and talented firefighter. He was one of the people who mentored me, gave me interview coaching and help guide me into a full-time career in the fire service. I was upset when I first heard about the stabbing. It grieves me to know that he still suffers. These kinds of things don't deserve to happen to big-hearted men like Ben.

Let's not let this incident have occurred for nothing. That could have been anyone of us on that call. Tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us. I am certain that there are others here at CAFF that suffer in silence. Please consider Ben's words of advice and, if anything he describes sounds even remotely familiar, please reach out for help.
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Old 01-18-2016, 18:26
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That was a great article thank you for sharing. I think everyone could benefit from reading that.
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Old 01-18-2016, 18:34
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Good read, PTSD is a very real thing for many people.
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Old 01-18-2016, 22:21
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This is amazing for him to share. It's eye opening to hear an extremely similar story of what's it's like following a severe incident.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:35
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Very humbling story. Could happen to anyone at anytime. Great read.
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