Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic

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Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Jones Mayo

Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter
trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Jones Mayo has been
an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergerncy Room Nurse, and an on-scene critical
incident debriefer for Hurricane Katrina. Most people who have observed or
experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This
book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression
from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally
and professionally.

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

-- 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

--Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

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From the Reflections of America Series

Modern History Press

Medical : Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services

Biography & Autobiography : Medical - General

Psychology : Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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