First responders and healthcare workers are exposed to trauma at work on a daily basis. Some of the trauma is extreme; other traumatic events sneak up on the responder quietly and when they don't expect it.
That is why the concept of "peer support" is starting to take a place in firehouses, police stations, dispatch centers, and hospitals around the country. Contact with a peer support can help dramatically lessen the effect that a critical incident can have on a responder and may even prevent bigger post-trauma reactions down the road.
The Your Oxygen Mask First Podcast is happy to announce that we are partnering with the Northern Nevada Peer Support Network in an effort to bring awareness to the work peer support teams and individuals are doing, as well as highlight stories and helpful resources.
In this episode, we sit down with Derek Reid; the President and Founder of the Northern Nevada Peer Support Network to learn more about how peer support works and how the network is using "unity to find strength" to support our region's responders.
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