Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Talking about PTSD, Michael Ferrara

I got a chance to interview Michael Ferrara, an Aspen Legend. He came to Grand County to give a presentation about his First Responder Recovery Project. He has been a deputy sheriff, a Ski Patroller, paramedic, search and rescue dog trainer, certified medical-legal death investigator,  and rancher.
The story chronicles his self diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from experiencing first-hand multiple tragedies during his work in all the jobs he held over the years.

Here’s a link to my story. A link to his First ResponderRecovery Project 
And a Link to the Outside magazine story
What draws me to this story is his boldness to tell the world his point of view. He took responsibility for getting well, doesn't place blame, and by telling his story he is saving lives that he might not even know about.

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