By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel
Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.
By Dr. Carrie Steiner
Just like the tactical tools on their gun belt, emotional tools are indispensable to an officer's career and wellbeing. There are a variety of ways officers can establish strong supportive resources and practice healthy habits.
By Brad Bouchillon
Vicarious trauma is when trauma is experienced secondhand, and it is more likely to affect individuals who dedicate themselves to helping others. Learn more about who is susceptible to vicarious trauma and how those in high-risk professions can protect themselves.
By Marla Friedman
Prolonged Exposure therapy can reverse the effects of post-traumatic stress by requiring patients to revisit the details of their trauma. Find out more about what it involves and how it can help officers and other first responders find relief.
By Dr. Michael Genovese
Have you heard of cognitive behavioral therapy? With the guidance of a mental health specialist, this structured form of therapy can be particularly beneficial for first responders dealing with the effects of trauma.
By Dr. Marla Friedman
Post-traumatic stress is better described as an injury than a disorder, and getting help is not as overwhelming as it might seem. With the right treatments and guidance from a trauma-informed mental health specialist, police officers suffering from post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) can rebuild their lives.