Support for First Responders
Due to specific aspects and the stressors associated with your job, you are unfortunately at greater risk for cardiovascular events, depression, substance abuse, and PTSD (and the list goes on). At the very least, you may notice your role shift your personality or outlook on life. Your family is a unit! It would be nice to magically separate work from home life, but when your identity is wrapped up in being a first responder that can be almost impossible. One of the most important things a first responder can do to protect themselves (despite what your academy and training has led you to believe) is to prioritize long term health and wellness. I'd be more than happy to support you how I can.