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Occupational Trauma

This month, Friday Fast Facts will focus on occupational trauma. Many occupations experience recurrent exposure to duty-related trauma, putting them at risk for a host of adverse physical and psychological outcomes. We hope that this month's fast facts provide information and impetus for learning more about how occupational trauma affects first responders and other occupations. Join Dr. Michelle Lilly as she introduces this month's topic and gives us a glimpse into what is ahead for this month's Friday Fast Facts Series. 


Infographic: Occupational Trauma & Mental Health

A visual representation of the prevalence of Occupational Trauma, particularly among first responders. This infographic was developed by Ashley Horodyski and Michelle Lilly

Fact Sheet - Clinical Considerations: Occupational Trauma in First Responders 

The term first responder broadly captures a range of occupations such as fire services, law enforcement, emergency phone operators, and emergency medical technicians. In this fact sheet, learn some background facts about first responders and psychological health, stigma, and help-seeking, as well as clincial considerations in working with first responders and tips for working clinically with first respondiers. This fact sheet was developed by Michelle Lilly, PhD and Ashley Horodyski for ISTSS.

Research Brief - Journalists and Occupational Trauma

Up to 95% of journalists report exposure to potentially traumatic events, which can liead to a myriad of consequences such as PTSD, depression, substance use, and compassion fatigue. In this research brief, read through curated articles addressing this important but under-addressed topic. This research brief was developed by Michelle Lilly, PhD and Ashley Horodyskifor ISTSS.