Mental Health Resilience in the Face of PTSD and other Stress Injury

Stress and PTSD for First respondersDr. Norman Itkowitz, PhD joins us to discuss mental health resilience among first responders. Norman himself was a disaster survivor as a resident of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina struck the city. He talks about how dealing with that event helped him in his practice talking to police and fire departments about stress injury disorders and how to deal with them.

Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin and her husband and fellow meteorologist, Dan DePodwin open the show with a review of all the severe winter weather striking the U.S. south, especially the power and water supply issues facing the state of Texas.

Also on the show were Dr. Joe Holley and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

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