Healing the Wounds of PTSD: Edmund Dalo's Journey through Creativity

Enduring The Badge

10-10-2023 • 57 mins

Can poetry, music, and art help combat PTSD?" Struggling with PTSD himself, our guest, Edmund Dalo, co-founder of the Authentic Abstraction First Responder Foundation, has an intriguing answer to this question. An experienced first responder, Edmund talks about his journey from a PTSD diagnosis to finding a new way to heal and cope through outlets of creativity. He provides a refreshing perspective on navigating mental health issues, drawing inspiration from his experiences to help others with similar struggles.

Mental health stigma, especially among first responders, is challenging to navigate. Edmund's story sheds light on this issue by revealing his initial disbelief and the accompanying shame of his PTSD diagnosis. We also touch on how spirituality influences our perception of fears and coping mechanisms. This episode stands as a beacon of resilience, hope, and the healing power of creativity. Please tune in for an insightful conversation with Edmund Dalo and discover the profound impact of addressing mental health in our lives and careers.

As a First Responder, you are critical in keeping our communities safe. However, the stress and trauma of the job can take a toll on your mental health and family life.

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