Resilience and wellbeing is the hot topic in public safety right now. The sheer number of first responders with mental health issues is staggering; but why?
Is it because we care more about technology than ourselves?
Is it because we have no outlet outside of work?
Is it because we poison ourselves daily on hyper processed foods devoid of nutrition?
Is it because we are addicted to chemical stimulants?
Is it because we have lost the ability to reframe our situations, being mindful of ourselves and others?
When was the last time you took care of you? When was the last time you reached out to a peer for help or to help? When was the last time you took some time to take care of you? What is your sleep like? Do you know how to restore sleep with good sleep hygiene?