Putting PTSD out of Business with Susan Farren

This episode was recorded well before the COVID-19 pandemic but seems even more relevant
today to highlight what 1st responders are faced with in their jobs and how it impacts their lives.
Susan founded an organization that helps those who have helped others, heal themselves from
post-traumatic stress disorder. You’ll have an even greater appreciation for how they risk their
lives to keep us alive.

Discussing the difficulties, tragedies and issues that don’t get discussed about the trauma First
Responders experience in their lives. Susan has done a deep dive on the suffering of the big-hearted providers who are struggling with how to integrate and clear all that they deal with to save
ours. She’s on a mission uncovering the illusions and secrets that don’t commonly get discussed
or addressed. It’s an eye-opening discussion and inevitably inspires you to want to find a way to
help. Donating to her non-profit is a great way to start.

About Susan Farren

Susan Farren is the founder of First Responders Resiliency Inc. A graduate of the Stanford paramedic program, Susan has served her entire career in the industry of pre-hospital care. Serving in both the private and public sectors as a paramedic, supervisor, operations manager, peer counselor, clinical manager, EMS educator and consultant throughout Bay Area. After being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016, Susan had to come to grips with the physical,
emotional and mental impact the career had taken on her – and the Resiliency Training Program was born.

After her treatment and recovery, Susan dove into the research and subsequent data discovered involving the mental and physical impacts the industry had taken on her. Armed with that knowledge she pulled together a team of experts from every division of the industry who are working as a team to change the lives of First Responders.

A regularly sought after inspirational speaker and the published author of The Fireman’s Wife, A Memoir. Her second book, Firestorm, A Survivor’s Story is due for release in 2019.

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