By Safe Call Now Admin Staff – “Please Share”
After being at this work for a very long time, I have seen some very nasty, unprofessional, and bullying tactics happening behind the scenes. This includes being personally harassed and spoken ill of. It is disheartened and sad to say the least. Why? Because the supporters of these organizations have no idea who these “so-called” leaders are and what their true goal is.
I am asking – “what should we demand from leaders and their organizations who are putting information out there”? When did we as a society decide it was okay to just believe anything we see, hear, or read?
If I told you there were 300 law enforcement suicides this year to-date, would you just believe me?
Continue reading “What Should We Demand From an Organization and Its Leaders?”
By Safe Call Now Admin Staff
The answer to that question is “probably not.” About half of all employees don’t understand their benefits. When you think about it, that’s not really all that’s surprising. Let’s call it like it is… our healthcare system is overly complex. Based on the Global Brand Simplicity Index, healthcare ranks last (yes, LAST) in simplicity across 25 different industries and the large healthcare insurance companies hold three of the bottom five spots. Yikes!
Continue reading “Do First Responders Understand Their Mental Health Benefits?”
By Nick Roshdieh – First Responder & Family Wellness
First responders experience daily stress and trauma, which can increase their chances of developing an addiction or mental health disorder. Even with the specialty training they receive, the constant exposure to horrible images of destruction, fire, injuries, violence and death can take its toll.
While they bear the immense responsibility of saving lives, at times, they might be too late. Sometimes death has already occurred, as in the case of a reported homicide. Besides law enforcement, other first responders include paramedics and firefighters, combat veterans, park rangers, corrections officers, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s), dispatchers and other rescue workers.
Often, the images and situations they encounter during their day-to-day jobs can lead to an array of trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder and other co-occurring disorders.
Continue reading “First Responders Dealing with Mental Health & Addiction – Treatment”