Helping Our Heroes: Improving the wellbeing of our first responders and veterans
Tuesday September 25, 2018
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Join us for Helping Our Heroes with clinical psychologist Dr. Stacy Raymond and Stamford, CT Firefighter Capt. Jacques Roy. This program is aimed at police, fire fighters, EMS personnel, 9-1-1 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends and therapists who care about them.
Dr. Raymond will identify critical signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and treatments available for addressing potential problems. Important topics will include job-related stressors, reluctance to seek help, marital issues, compartmentalization, isolation, and addiction. Captain Jacques Roy will discuss how he copes with the traumatic experiences he’s endured through years as a firefighter.
Dr. Stacy Raymond is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Ridgefield. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she earned her Doctorate at the University of Hartford. She specializes in treating adults with trauma and PTSD. Although she works with individuals from all backgrounds, Dr. Raymond has a special place in her heart for first responders and veterans. She belongs to the Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network and Pets For Vets, volunteer organizations that help first responders and veterans, respectively. Dr. Raymond is certified in EMDR, a fast and effective technique that helps people cope with and make sense of painful memories.
Location: Main Program Room
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