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Sometimes it helps just having a peer to listen. Other times, having professional mental health support is essential.
Public safety professionals are often reluctant to seek professional support. This may be due to concerns about leaders or coworkers finding out and losing confidence in their ability to do the job. When your job is centered on saving other people in emergency situations, it may also be difficult to reconcile needing help yourself.
The fact is that everyone needs support sometimes. You may have become accustomed to many challenging aspects of the work, but there are many things you experience that simply have an inescapably negative impact. When other forms of self-care and support aren’t enough, professional support can help.
Below you will find a number of free, confidential support services available for public safety professionals. You can access these services without concern for your career, and they are staffed with culturally-competent professionals — people who understand your line of work. Find one that is right for you and reach out. The sooner you do, the sooner you can start to feel better.
by Daniel, Paulding County 911
These three words may be the most important three words that you've ever spoken