Family Resilience Perspectives Series: Law Enforcement
Family members are often the first to notice changes in the mood and behaviour of their first responder loved one. It can be helpful for families to understand the importance of mental health, how to identify the early signs and symptoms of those who are struggling, and how to access resources to support their first responder loved ones and themselves
This 24-minute interview with two law enforcement officers discusses how family members can support a first responder, and how the family unit as a whole also needs support.
Hear from the lived experience of this couple on their journey together and individually, as first responders. Both partners share their strategies on taking care of their own mental health and how they have learned to support one another, as well as their children.