“What do you say to someone with depression or PTSD? The same thing you would to a person with a torn rotator cuff. How are you holding up and what can I do?” psychologist Christen Kishel said Thursday at Shoshone County Fire District No. 1 station.
Chief John Miller of Shoshone Fire District No. 1 said that this is the third year Kishel has brought trauma and burnout training to Shoshone County from Spokane. The training is especially geared toward first responders and breaks down the science of why our bodies tend to fight, freeze, fawn or flee when we’re under a high level of stress.
“Every call you go to, you put a rock in your backpack. It’s about how you’re going to unload those rocks before you’re overloaded,” Miller said.