Unresolved mental health trauma: The languishing of public safety and public health professionals

A call to action





mental health trauma, public safety, public health professionals


The collective awareness and acknowledgment of mental health challenges affecting all of us across our society is a trend that can inform targeted future interventions. Mental health conditions have only worsened during the past three years, secondary to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic.

Author Biography

Paul E. Petersen, PharmD, MPH, CEM

Director, Emergency Preparedness Program, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee


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How to Cite

Petersen, P. E. “Unresolved Mental Health Trauma: The Languishing of Public Safety and Public Health Professionals: A Call to Action”. Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 21, no. 4, Sept. 2023, pp. 273-4, doi:10.5055/jem.0807.