The topic mental health is an extremely popular one. It is talked about frequently. Those suffering from mental illnesses like stress, anxiety, PTSD, and tension are encouraged to come out and be open about their emotions.  They all seek help so that there are no long-term implications. This allows the healing process to be successful.

However, people who are forgotten when talking about the impact of bad mental health are the ones that include all first responders.  Firemen, paramedics, and policemen require mental health assistance the most.  They deal with traumatic incidents and cases on duty on a daily basis.   Not least at this time of year.

Not every firefighting incident is completely successful. Some accidents leave vehicles too damaged to save anyone riding inside. The same way there are robberies and kidnappings that go wrong.  All of these adversely impact the mental health of firemen, police officers and paramedics significantly. Learning to deal with anxiety and tension attached to the jobs of these people is something that is vital and cannot be ignored.

Coping with the daily emotional struggles is a problem.  As one becomes attached to their career, most first respondents end up distancing themselves from such situations.  They desensitize themselves so that they can do their jobs properly.  However, the occurrences still have a negative effect on their mental health which builds up over time and eventually becomes too much to handle for some people.  The high tension and anxiety levels lead to addiction to drugs and alcohol and in some extreme cases to suicide.

The jobs of firefighters, paramedics and policemen entail high pressure and require a great deal of involvement. While some cases may be easier to move past, some incidents stay with the first respondents and haunt them for a long time.  This impacts their work, personal lives and that of those around them.  Worst of all their mental health.

Having mandatory rehab sessions and programs for all first respondents should be a top priority of the authorities if they want efficient and healthy people working to save the lives of others.  The good mental health of these people is essential for the safety of others and their own.  Dealing with mental health issues that come with the stress, anxiety, trauma, and tensions attached to these jobs is crucial.  The Total Release Experience® is a  most cost-effective powerful practice for all service sector heroes.  We have had great results with those we have worked with.  No talking, no medicines, and self-help. Let’s think of them all this Christmas.