Welcome; I'm glad you're here.
Welcome to the first stage of learning about your humanness. As Public Servants you sacrifice yourself repeatedly, but it turns out you have wants and needs too. You are human.
Whether you are struggling with home, work or both, we can get you moving in the direction you want to go.
Got approval to share this in light of the recent events.
The excerpt I shared here is what is considered biologically 'normal' without education or intervention. Fear, pain, and anger are the ways through which responders are trying to 'cope' with what they see and have to do; these emotions do look different from person to person (i.e., one person is a yeller and a drinker, while the other has a incredible need for order and exercises constantly).
Without encouragement, support and elimination of stigma we will continue to see our first responders and their families suffer after these types of events and even from the everyday stresses and strains of the job. It is not right, fair or prudent that we ask them to care, protect and rescue our communities' when we are not willing to do the same for them. We must fund their mental health programs, we must support their right to get and be well and we must provide them with education throughout their careers about what and how they could, can and will respond to the work they are doing.