Strong Minds, Strong Response: Prioritizing Mental Health For Disaster Workers emergency management network podcast

The other day I was talking to a group of young emergency management students. One of them asked me how I have coped with the tradies I have seen over the years of my service. 

Studies have shown that laughter and humor can help to reduce stress by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Humor can also temporarily distract from stress, allowing a person to step back from the situation and regain a sense of perspective.


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