Expecting First Responders to be “well / resilient” without:
- providing ongoing wellness / resilience training
- it is a proven fact that an officer’s response to stressful situation is based upon the level and frequency of training. If they NEVER recieve wellness / resilience training, which is usually the case, how do you (Police Chiefs) expect them to respond?
- one training session every few years is simply checking the box
- reducing the stigma attached to asking for mental health assistance