[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dq6p21QnBg]Behind the Mask: Paramedic Occupational Traumatic Stress - YouTube[/ame] Trauma alters emotional brain function. You are your pain. It becomes who you are. My greatest mentor was a psychologist who worked for decades with victims of occupational PTSD. I randomly came across this video on the subject, and thought I'd share.