Lighthouse Clinical Social Work, L.L.C.
Providing psychotherapy to First Responders “First responders are usually the first on the scene to face challenging, dangerous, and draining situations.
They are also the first to reach out to disaster survivors and provide emotional and physical support to
them. These duties, although essential to the entire community, are strenuous to first responders and
with time put them at an increased risk of trauma. It is estimated that 30 percent of first responders develop
behavioral health conditions including, but not limited to, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), as compared with 20 percent in the general population (Abbot et al., 2015).” https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/dtac/supplementalresearchbulletin-firstresponders-may2018.pdf