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Emergency Service Professionals Praise Confessions of a Trauma Junkie
“A must read for those who choose to subject themselves to life at its best and at its worst. Sherry offers insight in the Emergency Response business that most people cannot imagine.”
–Maj Gen Richard L. Bowling, former Commanding General, USAF Auxiliary (CAP)
“Sherry Mayo shares experiences and unique personal insights of first responders. Told with poetry, sensitivity and a touch of humor at times, all are real, providing views into realities EMTs, Nurses, and other first responders encounter. Recommended reading for anyone working with trauma, crises, critical incidents in any profession.”
— George W. Doherty, MS, LPC, President Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute
“Sherry has captured the essence of working with people who have witnessed trauma. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it helped me to understand differently the work of our Emergency Services Personnel. I consider this a ‘MUST READ’ for all of us who wish to be helpful to those who work in these professions.”
–Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAAC, FAAETS, ICISF Instructor
“Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is an honest, powerful, and moving account of the emotional realities of helping others! Sherry Mayo gives us a privileged look into the healing professions she knows firsthand. The importance of peer support is beautifully illustrated. This book will deepen the readers respect for those who serve.”
–Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but this was certainly not it!
The stories are real life stories that at times were emotional and at times, humorous. It was interesting to get an inside look into an occupation that I am sure many of us do not think a whole lot of (unless of course, we are in an emergency situation ourself!)
I truly enjoyed reading the stories and the experiences. I have a newfound appreciation for emergency staff and want to stop by my local emergency room with some coffee and chocolate for the staff! Such an under appreciated occupation that does so much for so many!
If you want to take an inside peek into emergency services, this is definitely the book to pick up. It was an easy read with short stories and experiences. It was at times sad and scary, but overall, I found myself chuckling at this enjoyable read!
Sherry Lynn Jones is a registered nurse, QMPH, and retired paramedic with more than 25 years’ combined experience in EMS, trauma center ERs, and psych/corrections nursing (in chorus with civilian and paramilitary CISM response). A lieutenant colonel with Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the USAF’s Total Force, Sherry was one of the key architects in introducing and developing CAP’s CISM Program. She served as CAP’s National CISM Director providing training, staff development, and strategic responses that included air crashes and Joint Task Force Katrina.
Sherry’s education includes a doctorate in adult education, and a master’s degree in psychology specializing in crisis management and response. Her dissertation, Nurses’ Occupational Trauma Exposure, Resilience, and Coping Education, revealed gaps in nurses’ training and practice, particularly regarding self-care.
Sherry is the author of a Trauma Junkie anthology, has published in numerous books (also as Sherry Jones Mayo), magazines, and journals. Sherry is a faculty member and approved instructor for multiple ICISF courses (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation). An elected board member of the Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA), Sherry lives in Michigan and serves as CEO of Education Resource Strategies.
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