Monday - July 22 - 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Awareness of stress, PTSD and suicide among emergency services personnel is growing—but not fast enough to avoid unnecessary deaths. Many questions remain unanswered about the scope of the problem and how to prevent these tragedies. In this engaging and informative session, leading experts on the topic will share their personal stories as well as insight into the latest research on responder mental health. They’ll also share strategies for individuals and for leaders to help caregivers not just survive but thrive in their EMS careers.
In this unique session you will learn:
Jim Marshall is a therapist whose recent book, The Resilient 911 Professional, provides valuable insight on how to foster psychological wellbeing of caregivers and equip them for optimal response. Peter Antevy, MD, is a pediatric emergency medicine and EMS physician in south Florida who serves as medical director for several fire departments, EMS services and paramedic training programs. In his role as medical director of the Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Department, Dr. Antevy responded to the scene of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Mike Taigman has more than four decades of experience of EMS leadership as a paramedic, manager, consultant and educator. As an improvement guide for FirstWatch, Mike is passionate about the health and well-being of public safety professionals and recently served as part of the team behind EMS Agenda 2050.