May 1, 2020
Help for Our Heroes - A Fire Fighter's Experience of Post-Trauma Struggle & Healing - Tony Young
Play • 1 hr 25 min
The reality of how under-educated and under-resourced our first responder heroes are promoted an eye-opening conversation with Emergency and Disaster Management specialist, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Fighter, Tony Young. In this episode of the CuriosiFy Podcast, Tony shares his personal experience of discovering what post trauma consequential symptoms feel and look like. We explore trauma triggers and the distracting and numbing tactics that he tried in an attempt to feel better. He talks about the healing he has found utilizing Internal Family Systems therapy and various reroutes in lifestyle choices. And he sheds light on some shocking statistics of suicide in the fire fighting population. Tony is a walking, talking, breathing example of the many emergency responders who suffer life-altering consequences of trauma response because of the work they do. He encourages listeners to embrace vulnerability and to unlearn the social myth that asking for help is indicative of weakness.
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