Support for First Responders

Support for First Responders

First Responders Deserve Support For Mental Health

Signs of Stress

Responding to COVID-19 can take an incredible emotional toll. It is not uncommon to experience symptoms of traumatic stress. These may include:

  • Sadness
  • Frustration
  • Irritability
  • Apathy/Indifference
  • Fatigue
  • Fear/Worry
  • Withdrawal/Isolation
  • Guilt/Feelings of failure
  • Hypervigilance
  • Rapid heart rate, physiological signs of stress
  • Nightmares
  • Increased use of alcohol/substances

 

Ways to Care for Yourself

  • Breathe.
  • Talk.
    • To someone. Anyone. Check-in with someone to express how you are feeling. You can even find a “buddy” to share with and keep an eye on each other. Check-in with someone about how you are doing daily.
  • Take a break.
    • Allow yourself to take a break when you can. Whether for 1 minute, or longer, allow yourself a moment to cry, stretch, or call a loved one. It is essential to recharge so that you can care for others.
  • Move.
    • Get some exercise whenever possible. This can help mood regulation.
  • Journal.
    • Write your experiences and feelings. It can help to let them out.

 

Support for First Responders

I would be honored to help support you during these times. If you desire support, please contact me today with any questions so that I may help you support others.

 

Check Out the Resources Section:

***Resources for PTSD & Trauma Recovery***

***Resources for Managing Anxiety***

***Resources for Managing Depression***

***Resources for Managing Stress During COVID-19***

 

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