Episode 10: Coping with your fears: Safety and First Responders in the News

Within this episode, Dr. Trudy Gilbert Elliot reviews tactics for dealing with worry and fears about a family members safety when at work.

Episode Resources

  • Honors those officers, retired or active, who have died by suicide.
    www.bluehelp.org
  • Assists disabled and injured law enforcement officers by providing education to departments and individuals to build resiliency and increase overall wellness.
    www.thewoundedblue.org
  • Conducts research on a variety of topics regarding disabilities. They have published a useful white paper regarding first responder wellness, trauma, PTSD, and suicide.
    www.rudermanfoundation.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 support for those having suicidal thoughts. They also provide information for professionals that are considered best practices for suicide response.
  • Podcasts: Huberman Lab has a good episode about emotion; Rich Rolls podcast recently had Jud Brewer on who is an expert in Anxiety. Episode in Charles Duhiggs Podcast titled “How to overcome your fear of Dying”.

This episode features the song “My Tribe” by Ketsa, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Any advice offered on the podcast is an educational context and is not intended as direct medical advice, nor as a replacement for it. If you are experiencing a medical or life emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 – 8255.  If you are experiencing stress, and would like professional help please contact your insurance company to identify a therapist in your area or contact the organization you work for and ask about an employee assistance program.

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