Responder Resilience, June 14, 2023
Portraits of an Emergency—Healing Trauma Through Art with guest, Daniel Sundahl, Photo Artist, Paramedic, Firefighter.
Check out this inspiring episode of Responder Resilience where we dive deep into the power of art therapy with Daniel Sundahl, a paramedic and talented photo artist. Throughout his more than two decades of service as a firefighter and paramedic, Daniel has experienced countless traumatic calls that have taken a toll on his mental health.
Using his unique style of photo art, Daniel processes these incidents and creates powerful portraits that capture the dramatic impact of the trauma. He calls his art "therapy" because it has helped him navigate the emotional and mental challenges of his job. Daniel shares his personal experience with post-traumatic stress and how he has found post-traumatic growth through his art.
If you're looking for inspiration and hope, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we explore the intersection of art and mental health in the world of first responders. #responderresilience #dansundahl #danielsundahl #danielsundahlimages #dansunphotos #firstresponders #arttherapy #posttraumaticgrowth #mentalhealthawareness
Daniel Sundahl (DanSun) is a published artist and writer and has three (3) art books
produced of his works. Articles of his work are featured in several international publications. His art is recognized worldwide, and he travels internationally, speaking about his art and personal
experiences with occupational stress injuries and post-traumatic growth. He is an
advanced care paramedic, pre-hospital educator, a retired firefighter, photographer
and photo editor.