November 9, 2020
stigma

Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health in First Responders

First responders are subject to any number of traumatic situations. From life-threatening encounters to scenes of domestic abuse or destructive and bloody crime scenes, the mental health of first responders is always a concern. However, due to the stigma associated with PTSD, trauma, or mental health, first responders may not reach out to others for the support they need to process each traumatic event. First responder stress can go unchecked, and lead to a number of other problems that they may have to face. Normalizing counseling for first responders and breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health can allow each first responder to comfortably reach out for the help […]
November 7, 2020
family

How First Responders Are Prepared to Deal With Trauma

First responders are seen as some of the strongest, most respected members of our communities. They are tasked with exuding strength and safety while maintaining control and composure in any kind of high-stress situation. However, they are not immune to trauma, and the nature of their work puts their mental health at risk just as much as their physical health. Providing trauma and mental health crisis training for first responders and building resilience for first responders and their families daily can set the groundwork for a healthier, balanced daily life. Providing this information and breaking down stigmas that still surround mental health and trauma treatment can instill necessary preventative measures […]