By Leischen Stelter
First responder stress affects the entire family, including children. On this episode of the In Public Safety Matters podcast, a professional therapist explains how first responder families can benefit from counseling and how they can get the most out of the experience.
By Lieutenant Robert Hiller
When a shoulder injury left firefighter Robert Hiller recovering at home, the change of pace resulted in a gradual decline in his mental health. Read about the increasingly worrying red flags he ignored before finally deciding to seek professional help.
By Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff
First responders handle a lot of stress, and sometimes that stress also impacts those closest to them. Find out how different types of counseling can help children in first responder families.
By Chuck Russo
What do you want to do after your career in law enforcement? If you haven't started planning for your career transition, there are many tools and services available to help you. Here are the steps you should take now to determine what career is a good fit for you and what experience and education you will need to successfully transition to a new career after law enforcement.
Police respond to a variety of difficult events, which can create a roller coaster of emotions. Research shows that officers who don't manage their stress are prone to burnout, poor judgment, substance abuse, divorce, and suicide. Here are ways officers can look after their physical and mental health.
By Dr. Shana Nicholson, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University
Firefighters and rescue personnel pull on bunker gear and pack up. We cut the cars, start the IVs, push the drugs, save the babies, and hold the hands of our patients and their families.