Learn more about coping with PTSD

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Learn more about coping with PTSD

Postby web-chief » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:23 am

NATIONAL - Firefighters and all those who respond to crisis situations are subject to enormous stressors in the field.

On Aug. 11, join mental-health educator and former police officer Debbie Bodkin for a FREE one-hour webinar to learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder, its effects and developing coping mechanisms.

Speaker: Debbie Bodkin, principal, Inspiraction Presentations
Date: Aug. 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Duration: 45 minutes (with 15 minute Q&A)
Cost: FREE


As part of their work-related activities, firefighters may face stressful circumstances or find themselves engaged in crisis situations. Such encounters can take a toll on a person's mental wellbeing, potentially leading to post-traumatic stress or occupational stress injuries. As a speaker, trainer and educator, Bodkin will address the causes of these types of injuries, offer advice and provide coping mechanisms for sufferers in a one-hour webinar. Bodkin has more than 20 years experience in the policing field and also participated in overseas missions in Kosovo, Chad and Sudan. She is currently an instructor for the Mental Health First Aid Course.

Join Bodkin and moderator Neil Sutton, editor of Canadian Security, on Aug. 11 for an opportunity to explore this sensitive and important topic. Participants will engage in a 45-minute presentation and be able to direct their questions to Bodkin in a 15-minute Q&A session.

Register today!


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