Responder Resilience

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November 23, 2022

The Silent Epidemic in Police Officer Mental Health | S2 E47

In April 2016, Police Officer Adam A. Meyers was involved in a critical incident when he used deadly force against someone who armed themselves with a hatchet inside a busy department store. In the aftermath of this incident, Meyers was plagued with trauma and guilt, descending into a spiral of depression and using alcohol, while isolating and withdrawing. This led Adam to create Stop the Threat – Stop the Stigma, a mission devoted to removing the stigmas around speaking openly about mental health within law enforcement.

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October 26, 2022

Mental Health Cops: Connecting with Empathy | S2 E43

Join us for a conversation with Ernie Stevens from the Emmy Award Winning HBO Documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.

Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention

September 21, 2022

CopShock: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Stress | S2 E38

In this episode, we’ll be speaking with trauma expert and author of the book CopShock, Allen Kates, about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how to survive it by employing resiliency techniques.

Peer Support Resilience Tools Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement

September 07, 2022

Pete & Scott: Crisis Intervention Team | S2 E36

Crisis Intervention Team coordinator Peter Elste works closely with Crisis Intervention Clinician Scott Alvord on the Danbury Police Crisis Intervention Team. Together, they respond to calls involving mental and behavioral issues to help connect people to available services.

Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention

August 31, 2022

Trooper Turned Therapist - Tackling Trauma with Timely Tools | S2 E35

Sonny Provetto is a former state trooper, EMDR clinician and a trauma consultant for police departments and emergency responders nationwide.

Ptsd And Emdr Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement

August 17, 2022

The Reality of PTSD When Children Die S2 | E33

Throughout his 46 year career as a Fire Captain and Investigator, Patrick Wills had seen more than his share of trauma and death, but it wasn’t until he responded to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of three young sisters that he unknowingly descended into total PTSD.

Ptsd And Emdr Mental Health And Therapy Stress And Burnout Fire/Arson Investigation

July 10, 2022

How EMDR Works: What You Should Know | S2 E27

First Responder therapists Dr. Stacy Raymond and Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW will be talking about EMDR, a powerfully effective way to take the charge out of stressful memories and reprocess them.

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July 02, 2022

Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma | S2 E26

Every day, thousands of police officers put themselves at risk to keep others safe. Sgt. Michael Sugrue was one of them. He has been on the front lines of the battle against duty induced trauma since he responded to a fatal officer involved shooting that instantly changed his whole world. Watch to hear Michael's story, and to learn about his book RELENTLESS COURAGE: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma.

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June 24, 2022

FrontlineCT: Breaking the Mental Health Stigma | S2 E25

We speak with Steven Wilcox Director of Education for FrontlineCT about their first responder peer support program and the stigma around first responder mental health.

Peer Support Mental Health And Therapy EMS

February 23, 2022

Grace Under Fire - Spirituality In The Trenches

Matt Domyancic, the Tactical Chaplain, offers his modern spiritual approach to help police officers and firefighters who are "in the trenches".

Mental Health And Therapy Spirituality Law Enforcement

February 09, 2022

Finding The Right Therapist, When Your Comfort Zone Is Chaos

With Deputy Fire Chief / Paramedic Bernie Meehan Jr., a true icon of emergency services in Connecticut, about Peer Support and Finding an Appropriate Clinician in the “New” Emergency Services.

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January 12, 2022

Support From Superiors - Do They Have Your Back?

In this episode, Dr. Stacy Raymond, Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT and Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.) talk about Institutional Abandonment in emergency services.

Peer Support Mental Health And Therapy Leadership And Command

January 05, 2022

Story of a Trauma Response Team

Guests, Dawn Roy LCSW and EMDR Therapist, and Captain Jacques Roy speak about the birth of Fairfield County Trauma Response Team.

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