With tragedy such as Connecticut, what about the first responders?

My sister wrote a post on facebook that really made a lot of sense to me.  What about the first responders, the men and women that have to go in to save, clean up, treat, and deal with the aftermath of terrible tragedies like this one in Connecticut? Everyone, including myself is so sad, talking about how much it hurts, and so on, but in our sorrow I think we all overlook these very important individuals from the equation. Can you imagine how it must feel to have to go into this crime scene, pick up those baby bodies and bag them?  As I’m writing this the hairs on my whole body are standing on end, it’s absolutely terrifying.

This morning I woke up, with moist teary eyes, I guess I continued to shed tears for those angels in my sleep. But let’s not forget those folks, lets make sure that they too are given the proper mental and physical medical attention they require. They too are going to experience a terrible form of Post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), let’s keep those guys healthy and not neglect their mind state. I have another friend on Facebook that works in the mental health field and she always states that people in that line of work, particularly police officers experience heavy PTSD, and this creates a fragile state of mind which then gets people shot and killed.  It actually makes a lot of sense.  Let’s not forget these guys and take care of them as well.

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