PTSDchat.org is an online support and resource community for those diagnosed with or wanting to learn about all things related to PTSD. Each week, people from around the globe join our chat or radio talk show to provide or receive peer support.
Tonight, firefighters Tim Grutzius and Paul Jockimo will discuss: the concept of peer support; can being a peer supporter affect one's psyche; how to repair and remain grounded/resilient throughout the peer support process.
Everyone who joins our community provides peer support to another whether or not they are trained to do so. We want to encourage an honest and open discussion about tonight's topic because "we are not Teflon" and some things we are exposed to each week can/may stick (to our psyche).