Mental Health therapists agree that for doctors, nurses, firefighters, EMT’s and bystanders who witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the road to mental health recovery could be challenging. For 20 percent of firefighters and paramedics on the scene, full recovery from PTSD is not guaranteed. “When you run a call like the fire department had, it could be the straw that broke the camel’s back” according to counselor Ray Rahne, an International Association of Firefighters regional VP. Rahne was diagnosed with PTSD after responding to the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School. “Employees are going through a range of emotions, including anger and fear,” said Las Vegas EMT Glen Simpson.
Source:Shamard Charles, Ali Galante, NBC News
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