Tag Archives: Psychotrauma

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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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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Acts of Kindness Day

Today, February 17th, we celebrate Acts of Kindness Day.  In this honor, we wanted to highlight some of the incredible acts of kindness performed by United Hatzalah. The entire organization is built on kindness, so what we are talking about … Continue reading

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Two Yechiels On Bicycles Save The Life Of a Man In A Cafe Next To Machane Yehuda Market

On Sunday evening, at around 6:00 p.m., in a cafe on Chaim Valero street in Jerusalem, a 67-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest.  Yechiel Gurfein, a United Hatzalah of Israel volunteer EMT and photographer from Jerusalem, immediately received the notification … Continue reading

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Providing Emotional Care In a Stressful Situation

On Wednesday night at around 10:30 p.m., after an 88-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest in his bedroom on Ramban Street in Haifa, a group of United Hatzalah volunteers rushed over to his house to save him.    Three of … Continue reading

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“Never Could I Predict Something Like This”

By- Hadas Rucham  On Thursday afternoon, June 24th, Israel received the tragic news coming from Surfside, Florida regarding the collapse of the Champlain tower. Details of the collapsed building on Collins Ave quickly spread. The twelve-story condo complex had collapsed … Continue reading

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Easing The Ongoing Trauma Of Not Knowing – Together

As rescue efforts in the community of Surfside, Florida continue, United Hatzalah of Israel was dispatched on Saturday night together with the IDF’s Home Front Command in order to assist the forces and people on the ground cope with the … Continue reading

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Dispatch, Crisis and Mental Health. An In-depth Look with UH Medical Director Avi Marcus.

The last two and a half weeks have been extremely busy for United Hatzalah’s Medical Director, Avi Marcus. Avi also runs the organization’s Psychotrauma Unit. The unit is a group of trained mental health professionals and medics responsible for providing psychological first … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Duo Help Evacuate and Calm Residents During Building Fire

Dr. Batya Ludman is a United Hatzalah volunteer in the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU), hailing from Ra’anana. This past Friday afternoon, Batya’s daughter Shayna was at the dentist in Herzliya when she heard loud screaming from an apartment … Continue reading

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