EP 44: Challenge Accepted

by | Jun 7, 2023 | PODCAST

This week Christy and Ciara talked about the mental wellness of the family, including children and friends of 1st Responder. Ending Mental Health Awareness month, they touched on all the stressors of everyday life and how even children can be affected by this.

Everyone Can Suffer

Everyone can suffer differently through depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and various other mental health hurdles, we can all go through—learning how to go through life with healthy coping skills and how to help your children.

According to studies, “1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness, and over 1 in 5 youth (ages 13-18) either

currently or at some point have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.”

The book Ciara talked about, “Supercharging the Female Brain” by Daniel G Amen. We found a lot of men’s mental health books, but nothing specific like the female one. I will do some more research and give recommendations next week.

Some tips for First Responders to take care of themselves actually; anyone can use these tips when they feel they are in challenging situations.

As parents, we all think we can fix all and help all, but sometimes it’s ok to step back and say we need help; here is what we chatted about a bit.

988 is ALWAYS available for anyone to talk to and get help.


IAFF Hotline 855-900-8437

Show Links:

CDC Mental Health

CDC First Responder Wellness Tips

Supercharging the Female Brain by Daniel Amen

Mayo Clinic tips for parents

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