It was a terrible experience, and the fire left both the victim and the rescuer in pain, anxiety and despair. Phobia persists after each house fire.
When emergency work for the fire victims of apartment Carina (HCMC) in the morning 23/3 stop, to hospital, nursing Vo Van Vien can not return to normal state. He refuses to eat, does not drink milk, only meditate. “For many years I have been working in emergency relief, accustomed to death, but this time I can not forget the screams of panic victims on the upper floors of the apartment,” shared nurse. In his head seemed to still sound the sound of the fire engine whistle and the ambulance horn.
On the individual pages, many of the people who have experienced the night of panic also share the “unforgettable” feelings. A mother with a baby caught in a fire was lucky to be rescued, saying her 22-year-old son, who had been brought to the ground, stood still and cried.
Psychological, psychological or psychological trauma is a natural occurrence for those who have experienced terrible things. Most negative emotions will gradually disappear after a few days, but there are also serious cases of haemophilia over many years.
In the case of signs of an explosion of emotion (anger, crying), difficulty eating, difficulty in sleeping, loss of interest, body symptoms (headache, stomach pain, fatigue), feeling guilty and desperate, avoiding family friends, alcohol abuse and other substances lasting two weeks or more, patients need psychiatrists for timely support.
For children and adolescents, a fire experience can easily lead to anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and nightmares. The ability to cope with the shock of a child is greatly influenced by parents and carers, so parents should strive to be a good role model for children to find safety. Adults need to openly share their thoughts, concerns and ideas with their children. Encourage the children to return to their previous lives, including entertaining and never to look at children as a means of relieving stress.
In the world, psychological haunting after fire is common, both for victims and for rescue workers. When stepping outside on 10/9/2017, Sarah Piotrowski (USA) did not think that he would not go home again. In the evening out the movie suddenly becomes a nightmare. The young woman received the message that her apartment was on the 9th floor of her Egdehill Drive plaza. Immediately, Sarah and her boyfriend Scott D’Antimo ran home. The fire brigade was present but saved only two cats and one rabbit. Most property burns into ashes.
“It hurts to lose everything you build for three years,” Sarah choked on to Barrie Today. From having a television, a table and a bed, she tried to work herself to build a home, “a place of peace for herself.” Now, all are gone.
The fire destroyed Sarah’s apartment and damaged two other homes, totaling about $ 75,000. No one was hurt but the mental pain was still there today.
“We often think that it is fortunate that there are no casualties without recognizing a fire even in small amounts,” said Samantha Hoffmann, an officer from the Barrie Fire Department. In fact, home fire is a terrible experience. Victims become fearful, shocked, cynical, sad, angry, desperate, depressed. They face both physical and mental exhaustion so it’s hard to focus, quarrelsome, hard to eat and difficult to sleep. Problems of memory, anxiety, depression easily appear. Not to mention, the fire after work such as cleaning, changing furniture, finding temporary accommodation, contact insurance as the victim disoriented.
Not only haunting the victim, fire also pursued the participants in the fire. As a veteran firefighter with 30 years of seniority, Roger Moore suffered a series of bad days that “is like a computer running out of electricity.”
“One day, I was sitting at the bar and suddenly saw the face of a series of victims who unfortunately died from a fire.” I burst into tears, Roger recalled. Falling into a state of extreme anxiety, even the horns of the car made the soldier think startled siren fire, ambulance. Helpless and heartbroken, Roger decides to retire early at age 55. At the end of the year, he returns to normal life.
It is estimated, in England alone, that thousands of firefighters quit their jobs each year due to stress. “More than anyone, firefighters are constantly witnessing casualties, losses and all that directly affect their mental health,” said Sean Starbuck, British Fire Service said.
To overcome the crisis after the fire, both victims and firefighters need mental support. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), they need to accept their negative reactions, try to maintain their habits of persistence and persistence, and understand that all recovery processes take time. In addition, the following should be done:
– Exercise, meditation and deep breathing to reduce stress.
– Limit contact with the scene, sound reminiscent of fire, especially from television, radio or newspapers.
Allow yourself to cry and release negative emotions in a positive way.
– Allow yourself to be happy, happy.
– Make some small decisions to regain control in life. If necessary and possible, make a big decision as a job transition.
Limit your thinking about what you “ought to have done.”
– Do not isolate yourself too much.
Take the time to talk to friends, family and healthy people.
– Focus on what you can relieve.
Keep away from mood-altering substances like alcohol and drugs.
– Fully rest and maintain the sleep-wake cycle.
– Eating balanced, scientific.