Sherry Jones Mayo Sherry Jones Mayo Author of the “Trauma Junkie” Anthology Sherry Jones Mayo Home About the Author Blog Order a Book Confessions of a Trauma Junkie Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Jones Mayo has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer for Hurricane Katrina. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally.read more MORE Confessions of a Trauma... MORE Confessions of a Trauma Junkie shares the raw and honest feelings of emergency service professionals through true ‘story behind the story’ revelations. Disclosing experiences from both sides of the gurney, Sherry and other EMS, ER, paramilitary, and firefighter responders walk you along their fragile line of sanity. Using humor as a life raft during perfect storms, workers reflect upon how they endure and survive personal and professional tragedy while trying not to care too much, and what happens when they fail in that attempt. read more T J Spouse's Survival Guide COMING SOON... the next book in the Trauma Junkie anthology, a spouse's survival guide to living with a Trauma Junkie, to be co-authored with my husband, Gary. He describes the idea for this next book in the preface: "A Survival Guide? You have got to be kidding! Those were the exact words that flashed through my brain at about 4:00 AM one spring morning as I awakened suddenly as if jolted back to life by a set of defibrillation paddles; a five second rhetorical conversation in my head that resulted in the writing of this book. Now to put this into perspective..." more to come Main Menu Home About the Author Blog Endorsements Book Reviews Podcasts & Interviews Order a Book Contact Form Photo Gallery Earn Your Nursing Degree Recent Blog Posts April 2017 M T W T F S S ? Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Search our Site Time For A Reflection… In July 2009, I celebrated my twentieth year in EMS/ER (collectively). When I started this journey I had visions of Roy and Johnny (“Emergency!”), and always thought that EMS had to be the coolest job anyone could ever do. Not the firefighter part of course … using the defibrillator, cracking the drug box … that stuff. So I joined a volunteer EMS group (with the police department) in the thumb area of Michigan, and my life has never been the same. Sometimes when I’m working ER I hear the same idealized versions and visions of emergency medicine presented to me by EMT students. They are fresh faced, full of expectations, 99% wanting to be firefighters, of course, and all expecting to be, in someone’s eyes, heroes. Many will be burned out and gone before they hit five years in ‘the business.’ Some will move on to management and do a 180 degree flip to see EMS from the business side instead of the life the guy on the road lives. Some use EMS as a stepping stone to get into nursing or med school. But if they last even a year or two, they will get a taste of what life is really all about. If nothing else, hopefully they will develop a cast-iron stomach and a heck of a strong sense of humor. Latest Posts My Name Is Sherry And I Am A Trauma Junkie March 30, 2013 by sherryjonesmayo in Trauma Junkie Crisis Intervention at CAP HQ Jackson, MS after Katrina ... read more Quick Links Home About the Author Blog Contact Form Earn Your Nursing Degree Let's Get Social! Follow me on Twitter or become a Facebook friend. Copyright ? 2016 Sherry Jones Mayo.com . All Rights Reserved.