Biology of Hypervigilance and the General Adaptation Syndrome in PSP

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General Adaptation Syndrome: Alarm equals arousal (cognitive, physical, emotional) Resistance equals behaviors to cope with the arousal Exhaustion equals the period when energy to maintain resistance is depleted Concept developed by Dr. Hans Selye GAS in General Public: In the general public, the level of stress and arousal needed to attend to the job and […]

To Better Understand Stigma and How to Combat it!

The ACIPN is a peer led, peer driven support network of first responders for first responders, whose volunteers are trained in best practices and deliver support in accordance with the ACIAC standards.

Stigma Stigma Defined: stigma comes from the Greek word stigma that refers to the marks that were placed on slaves in ancient Greece to infer ownership and their inferior social status (Stuart, 2005). The modern meaning of stigma is founded on Goffman’s concept of a “spoiled identity” reflecting a social attitude toward mental illness that […]