Family Resilience Perspectives Series: Paramedicine

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 26-minute interview with a paramedic discusses how family members can support a first responder, and how the family unit as a whole also needs support.

In this video, we hear from the insights of a first responder married to a first responder which presents strengths and unique challenges. Learn about the importance of self-care and creating a healthy separation from first responder work and identity, as a strategy for positive mental health and resilience.