Tasha Broomhall – LAFM
Few people would question the psychological impact of being the victim of assault, experiencing a life changing accident or losing a loved one. As a society, we are improving at recognising the effect these (and other) events can have on our ongoing mental and emotional wellbeing. However, the impact on those that witness a trauma can be just as devastating. Vicarious trauma, and PTS, is a risk for a range of professionals such as therapists, firefighters, police, ambos and medical practitioners. Close family and friends of those who’ve experienced a significant trauma are also at risk. What are the warning signs of PTS and vicarious trauma, and what initial steps can be taken to respond to these conditions? Tasha Broomhall who is a Mental Health Strategist joined me on the Drive Home to unpack this topic.