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In this episode, we speak with yoga instructors Wendy Boscia and Steve Zagami. Wendy comes from a family of responders, including her dad and brothers, and Steve is a retired U.S.M.C. Sgt., and FDNY Firefighter.

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Richard Hurley

Tape 1:  Vietnam War Legacies: Richard Kibbey Sr.'s Story (Time: 5:31)

https://youtu.be/oWrVsi5OMG4

Tape 2: Vietnam War Legacies: Paul Charvet's Story (Time: 5:27)

https://youtu.be/MYIY52xzXfg

Tape 3:  Twenty Years After 9/11: How Peacebuilding Has Changed  (Time: 33:20)

https://youtu.be/ducV1tVbKcY

On this episode, Bonnie and David speak with Michele Giorgianni, First Responder Liaison at Aware Recovery Care and  Jason Palamara, Director of Veteran & First Responder Engagement at Forge VFR. Our topic:  Substance Abuse Disorder treatments for First Responders.

AWARE offers home-based recovery care including in-home withdrawal management, and Forge offers evidence-based, trauma-informed outpatient treatment programs and Telehealth services. Both providers have programs designed specifically for First Responders.

We answer these questions:

The Spiritual Side of First Responders and Military

In this mini-documentary episode hosted by Dr. Stacy Raymond, we will take a closer look at spirituality. Everyone has their own concept of what it means and that's what makes this topic so interesting. Spirituality is a foundation which allows us to continue living through tough times, it is a source that guides our decisions and helps us get through the day. For many First Responders and members of the military, spirituality can be a lifeline when one feels alone in an unfair world that sometimes makes no sense.

Real Stories: Healing PTSD with EMDR - a mini-documentary On this episode of Responder Resilience we hear from the rank and file, firefighters, paramedics, police officers and dispatch who have used EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to overcome traumatic stress.

They received therapy and the support of a responder-savvy, compassionate counselor who provided them a safe space to process their emotions.

Police Lieutenant Firefighter Paramedic Chief Chaplain Captain Deacon Administrator

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Richard Hurley

Changes in laws, processes, methods, and directives of government organizations that can affect veterans

2NDGO, a veteran owned and operated company, is teaching military veterans and first responders how to be more resilient in their everyday lives.