After Orlando shooting, first responders grapple with psychological toll

Police officers, paramedics and EMTs from the Orlando shooting talk about their experiences that night and how they’re coping, and a variety of trauma specialists discuss the psychological impact that follows traumatic events.

First responders train for mass casualty incidents, but nothing compares to the reality, report  Morgan Winsor, Julie Barzilay, and Dr. Amy Glick of ABC News.

Only a small portion of people suffer long-term effects, though those working to save lives, survivors, family members, medical personnel at hospital and friends of victims are all at risk.

Everyone needs to process their experience in their own way and in their own time, as it can take months or years. Communication and social support are hugely important in preventing long-term trauma.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Remember those who have died of COVID-19

      March 4 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Sign up to read names at FDNY 343 Memorial Club September 11th Memorial Ceremony, Summerfield, FL

      March 17 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Arlington Historical Society 9/11 Essay Contest for Grades 8-12

      April 8 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
    4. 9/11 exhibit in Monmouth County, NJ seeks stories of 9/11

      April 29 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Get Up for Glioblastoma Virtual Half-Marathon

      May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm