Peer support for police,fire,ambulance officers

Melissa Graham, a psychologist with the San Antonio Police says the peer support training can help first responders fight their battles with a teammate, something they do on fire lines every day.

“You pair a peer with a peer that’s been through a similar situation and they’re more likely to talk to them not necessarily about feelings but about what went on.” Graham said.

Which Cardenas says can help save someone who’s been through trauma.

“It helps to have someone to talk to that knows what you’ve been through that has seen the visions smelled the smells actually touched what you have touched.” Cardenas said.

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