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Patience

Why Learning to Trust Takes Patience and Time

Recovery is a new way of life for everyone involved. It means making healthy life choices, trying out new things, and working on mental and physical health issues. Learning to trust takes patience and time. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach, nor is it something that can happen overnight. Since most people in recovery have a hard time with this,… Read More
Mental Health

What Are Early Mental Health Services for First Responders?

First responders show up on the scene of difficult, traumatic, and sometimes deadly situations. Men, women, and children may have died as a result of an accident or purposeful act done by someone else. Sometimes it is a frontline worker who encounters a scene they did not anticipate or expect and experience the effects of secondary trauma as a result.… Read More
First Responders

What Are Early Mental Health Services for First Responders?

First responders show up on the scene of difficult, traumatic, and sometimes deadly situations. Men, women, and children may have died as a result of an accident or purposeful act done by someone else. Sometimes it is a frontline worker who encounters a scene they did not anticipate or expect and experience the effects of secondary trauma as a result.… Read More
Isolation in Addiction

What Is the Impact of Isolation on Addiction Recovery?

Loneliness and isolation seem to go hand-in-hand with recovery at certain times. It might be in the beginning or later but recovery is a challenging time no matter what is happening. Sometimes, people are not part of an individual’s life because they are still using substances. Other times, it might just be the relationship that needs repairing so there is… Read More
Isolation

What Is the Impact of Isolation on Addiction Recovery?

Loneliness and isolation seem to go hand-in-hand with recovery at certain times. It might be in the beginning or later but recovery is a challenging time no matter what is happening. Sometimes, people are not part of an individual’s life because they are still using substances. Other times, it might just be the relationship that needs repairing so there is… Read More
treatment

How Can First Responders Find Purpose and Healing in Treatment?

Fighting for people’s lives on the job is the name of the game for first responders. Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs all work to help people in distress find hope. If the mental state of a first responder wavers, then they begin to struggle with performing their job. Moving through life and death encounters each day is exhausting. Sometimes they… Read More
peer support

Why Is Peer Support Important for First Responders?

First responders are not immune to the challenges of daily life. In fact, they often struggle more than others because they witness so much trauma in their jobs. At work, they are taught to be more focused on alleviating the pain of others and offering support to victims. As a result, when they need help themselves, they may not feel… Read More