Certain Recovery Activities Can Protect First Responders’ Well-Being
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, By Lily Datz
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Research by Bryce Hruska, assistant professor of public health in Falk College, was covered by Relias Media in the article “Certain Recovery Activities Can Protect First Responders’ Well-Being.” Hruska, an expert on occupational stress, researched the stressors and mental health challenges that EMS workers face for his most recent study. Hruska said that the greatest stress factor facing EMTs relates to the kinds of critical events that they respond to. “What we know from the broader trauma literature is that these types of events are really distressing and difficult for all people to cope with. EMTs experience these events on a regular basis,” Hruska said.