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Disaster Rescue and Response Workers

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Written for mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals, this online article identifies stressors that affect disaster response workers, including physical hazards and risk of loss of coworkers and friends, and highlights mental health risks of work in rescue and response. The article also highlights protective factors and approaches to stress management that have gained traction and been proven effective among responders.
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National Center for PTSD (PTSD)