As we’ve detailed in previous blog posts, a career in the military involves challenges and critical incidents that civilians can barely imagine, let alone imagine themselves enduring. Yet, as experts in critical incident stress management training, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know hundreds of veterans who suffer from military stress during and after active duty.
It’s our mission to help supply communities with the peer support specialists who can make a difference in the lives of military members and veterans. Our peer support specialist training courses and workshops make this possible.
Keep reading to learn common signs of critical incident stress as well as how peer support specialists help to prevent this stress from disrupting lives.
Signs Of Critical Incident Stress Observed By Peer Support Specialists
- Insomnia/Trouble Sleeping Through The Night
- Irritability Or Angry Outbursts That Weren’t Present Prior To Service
- Anxiety Or Panic Attacks That Didn’t Occur Prior To Service
- Depression/Apathy/Loss Of Interests In Relationships Or Hobbies
- Erratic Behavior, Personality Traits, Or Thinking
Peer Support Specialists Help Military Members Deal With Stress
When they graduate from our critical incident stress management training, peer support specialists are equipped to do far more than spot the signs that something is wrong. They’re ready to become instrumental in the counseling and recovery of their comrades.
As the name implies, peer support specialists are fellow military members, veterans, or first responders that have undergone support training so they can provide counseling and other services to their peers.
Contact Peer Support Central to start your peer support specialist training today!