Immersive Design for Reduction of PTSD and Suicide
Date & Time
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Paul Erickson Carla Sutton Moore

Recognizing emotional stress for emergency responders can rival the levels of PTSD experienced by military personnel and that alarming rates of firefighter and police suicides challenge the industry. This presentation will explore how “Immersive Design” techniques and strategies can be implemented to improve the emotional health and well-being of personnel. Learn how “biophyllic design” strategies utilize natural materials, daylight and views to enhance the sense of orientation, security and safety for first responders. Focus on resilience and important circadian rhythms play in natural sleep cycles.