Praise for the Program
"As a 15 year paramedic, I truly believe this course has the potential to help those in the industry go home whole at the end of every shift. More than that, it starts a conversation and ensures that individuals know they are not alone. I only wish this was around earlier in my career”.
Devin Bailey, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Yukon Canada EMS
I attended Michael's class in 2018. As a 30 year law enforcement officer, I needed it. To help maintain a healthy work-life balance, this is the type of class all public safety employees should go through on regular basis. The material covered in this class could add years to a public safety employee’s career, keep families together, and even more, save lives. Michael openly shares his experiences, which adds to his credibility and provides hope for those of us who have suffered through our own traumatic experiences and injuries. His journey is our journey. He isn't an academic who simply presents the latest information. He has lived through his own post traumatic injuries, which helps him relate to his audience. His teaching style is engaging, genuine and entertaining. Suffering from our experiences does not have to be a barrier to the people and activities we love. Invest in yourself and let Michael help lead you toward a path of peace.
Lt. Michael Lazzarini, Santa Rosa, California, Police Department
May 1, 2015 - Fire Chief Pushes for PTSD Prevention - Yukon News
March 11, 2015 - Yukon College PTSD Course 'Step in the Right Direction:' paramedic - CBC News
May 25, 2012 - Emotional First Aid on Offer - Yukon News
October 30, 2013 - Whitehorse School Teaches Peer Counselling - CBC News
December 24, 2010 - Stressing the Need for Help - Yukon News
November 4, 2009 - Rescuing the Rescuers - Yukon News