Susan Farren is the founder and executive director of First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRRI), and she wants you to know one thing, “Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) is not a disorder. Schizophrenia is a disorder. It’s a lifelong issue for which you have to take medication. PTS is a compilation of symptoms of exposure to trauma and stress, and you can recover from those symptoms,” she says emphatically. FRRI’s goal is Putting PTSD Out of BusinessTM.
Susan Farren discusses the effects of stress on the human body and ways to counter them during a retreat organized by First Responders Resiliency, Inc. at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena , Calif., on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)