Breaking your silence: First-hand accounts from our first responders and their families
Our Stressed Into Silence series has prompted several of you to come forward with your experiences with PTSD. These are your stories.
Over the last week, WHAS11 has aired a series called, Stressed into Silence, shedding light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among first responders. Their stories - raw and powerful. The vulnerability of those who came forward have inspired others to break the silence.
These are your stories.
For this firefighter, it was a call he should not have gone on. It was Mother's day and the address was his parent's house. Listen to him talk about getting help.
One thing I need to add here is that if you understood that PTSD only comes after you were hit by it and survived it, then there would be no need to feel ashamed of the damn thing.