First responders are individuals who respond to emergency situations with aid: police officers, paramedics/EMTs, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and healthcare workers. In these positions, they frequently face dangerous and traumatic situations, thus they may be susceptible to a wide range of medical and mental health issues. The support of a mental health professional can help first responders address post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and any other challenges they may face during this global pandemic.
“With first responders addressing recent events such as COVID-19, we believe it’s important to provide free support on how first responders can manage their stress, anxiety and fear. This support group is designed to do just that. Thank you to the United Way of Greater Lafayette for funding this program to allow us to offer this support,” said Valley Oaks Health Chief Strategy Officer Zoe Frantz.
This group is for any first responder who desires support. The group will meet virtually one hour each week via Zoom (meeting ID: 809 036 2489) to help those on the frontlines. The support group is on Mondays at 7:00 pm-8:00 p.m. EST.
If you are interested in attending this group, please contact Kim Denton at 219-866-4194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.