Tag Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

In Wake of Hurricane Fiona- Combined Israeli-U.S. Volunteer Aid Group Becomes A Force Multiplier of Human Intervention in Puerto Rico

On Friday, September 23rd, a team of seven first responders and mental health experts arrived in San Juan to assist residents in the country find relief in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The battered residents, particularly in the southwestern side … Continue reading

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Israeli Delegation Departs To Puerto Rico To Offer Psychological and Medical Aid In Wake of Hurricane Fiona

Early Thursday morning, a delegation of medical and psychological experts from the emergency medical service (EMS) organization United Hatzalah, departed from Israel en route to Puerto Rico. The team, which is comprised of four members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis … Continue reading

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Man Suffering Severe Hypoglycemia Successfully Treated By United Hatzalah EMT During 20-Minute-Long Wait For Ambulance

Jeremie Korchia, a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah, was working from his home in Holon last Thursday afternoon when he was alerted to a man suffering from a case of severe hypoglycemia (dangerously low-blood sugar) in his neighborhood. He jumped … Continue reading

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Selflessly Helping Others Is The Best Remedy – A Responder Discusses Providing Psychological First Aid After The David’s Tomb Terror Attack

By Ariel Drei At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, I was dispatched to provide psychological first aid to people suffering from severe emotional stress reactions to the terror attack that took place at David’s Tomb near the old city of … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Support Following Saturday’s Fatal Accident – A Delicate Balance

On Shabbat morning at around 5:00 a.m., 4 drunken teenagers were driving in a fast-moving vehicle down the highway and quickly approaching a sobriety checkpoint near the Beit Dagan intersection. Instead of slowing down, they crashed straight through the blockade … Continue reading

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The Cherry on Top

On Sunday, a few minutes before midnight, a 77-year-old woman was found by her caretaker unconscious in her bed in Rishon LeTsiyon. The caretaker was distraught and frantically called the woman’s son to help her. As soon as he heard … Continue reading

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I’m an Israeli first responder. The Meron disaster taught me the importance of mental health

By Dov Maisel It’s been a year since one of the most harrowing civilian tragedies ever experienced in Israel — the stampede and subsequent “crush” on Mount Meron that killed 45 people celebrating Lag B’Omer.  I was standing near the … Continue reading

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One Killed In Accident On Highway 6 Near Kiryat Gat The Two Others Left Injured

On Sunday morning at around 7:00 a.m., a fatal two-car accident occurred near the Kiryat Gat interchange on highway 6, leaving one person dead and two others lightly injured.  A vehicle for road construction stood on the side of the … Continue reading

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The Night My Life Became Abnormal Dealing With The Aftermath of The Elad Terror Attack

By: Moshe Sa’adon   Sunday morning was relatively normal, after 3 incredibly busy days. The kind of days I have never experienced, and I hope that they will not happen ever again. I pray that this is so. It took … Continue reading

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Helping Ukrainian Refugees Through The Present Into An Uncertain Future

When you arrive on the border of a war zone, you expect to be doing a certain kind of work. Dealign with refugees, helping people who have lost everything cope at the border as they say goodbye to their homeland … Continue reading

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