Help for those who help others is here.
First responders are faced with unique challenges, culture and ongoing exposure to occupational stress that can be associated with increased risk of serious mental health issues such as feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation and attempts.
Through my work at Homewood Health Centre in the Post-Traumatic Stress Recovery Program I grew my understanding and ability to meet the unique needs of first responders, military members and public safety personnel including police, firefighters, paramedics, corrections officers, border services personnel, search and rescue personnel, Indigenous emergency mangers, 911 operators and dispatchers.
If you experience social isolation, lack of empathy, anger, substance abuse, feeling numb or disconnected from your body and emotions, suicidal behaviours, self-doubt, relationship issues, feelings of guilt, sleep disturbances, panic, anxiety, flashbacks, increased work absences, burnout or illness, I can support you. Together we will develop a plan to help you process experiences and emotions which may be keeping you "stuck" in the past and alter the way you feel about yourself, others and the world.