Adult Speaker Series

Date: Apr 9, 2018 19:00:00

Adult Speaker Series | April 9th @ 7pm

Dr. Shannon Wagner is the Chair of the School of Health Sciences at UNBC.  Her research focus is occupational mental health, especially as it relates to disability management, occupational stress, trauma and family-work interface.

Emergency Responders and Workplace Mental Health: Does society protect its protectors?

Many occupations inherently include significant risk of workplace traumatic exposure, with fire, ambulance and police workers often considered to be among those most at risk. Current research indicates that this workplace exposure may subsequently lead to increased risk of psychopathology such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance disorders. This presentation will review literature on mental health and first responders, and then will present a selection of related projects from UNBC previously completed or currently underway.