For the Record: Chair of Ambulance Paramedics of BC Melanie Stephans

By Natalia Cuevas-Huaico / April 9th, 2019

First responders and paramedics in Vancouver, B.C. / Ambulance Paramedics of BC

On April 8th of 2019, the Government of Canada launched an action plan on post-traumatic stress injuries on public safety personnel.

For this For the Record, I spoke with Melanie Stephans who is the Chair and Critical Incident Stress Manager at Ambulance Paramedics of BC.

Melanie and I had a conversation about how the traumatic events paramedics face daily take a toll on their mental health and how the newly released action plan will begin helping these individuals.