Rob Leathen

Rob Leathen

As part of my PTSD/MDD rcovery I write. I write about all things PTSD related in an effort to help educate others.

  • Rob Leathen
    Published about a month ago
    PTSD The 10 Keys To My Success

    PTSD The 10 Keys To My Success

    I, like so many 1st responders have been burdened, or gifted depending on your perspective, with PTSD and depression from a career of firefighting. I have been challenged to navigate this whole PTSD recovery process and have had some success. There are still many areas and aspects that I need to work on and address but I am moving forward which is always a good thing. While I’m not where I want to be, nor where I need to be I’m sure glad I’m not where I was. Everybody's mental health journey is unique to them as is their traumas, their therapy and recovery process, a fact I need to continually remind myself of. I've thought a lot about why I’m where I am in my mental health journey and believe the following things have directly contributed to that.
  • Rob Leathen
    Published 2 months ago
    Out Of Focus Puzzle Approach To Dealing With My PTSD Symptoms

    Out Of Focus Puzzle Approach To Dealing With My PTSD Symptoms

    PTSD is a mental health challenge that plagues many 1st responders and I was no different. 27 years of firefighting had left me battling it and depression burdening me with many of the common problematic symptoms that tend to come along with PTSD. There were intrusive symptoms, avoidance symptoms, alterations in cognition and mood and arousal and reactivity type symptoms.
  • Rob Leathen
    Published 3 months ago
    What's An EMDR Session Like

    What's An EMDR Session Like

    What’s it like using EMDR in a therapy session to deal with a problematic incident?
  • Rob Leathen
    Published 3 months ago
    My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma