Mental Wellness for First Responders | Nick Halmasy

Forget that you’ve heard that this career will cause you trauma. Can it…yes, of course it can… but will it…no. It doesn’t have to. This career doesn’t have to be the end of your mental wellness. It can actually be the beginning of your mental flourishing – Nick Halmasy

My series with Nick Halmasy covers a wide array of topics with tools to cultivate mental wellness in a career of trauma. Nick, a Former Firefighter is Founder of After the Call – a Canadian organization providing resources and information supporting First Responders in their Mental Wellness.

Nick’s credentials as a Therapist and former Firefighter make him a sound choice for First Responder Teams looking to build mental wellness.  Nick is available for personalized workshops and seminars, one-on-one therapy, and collaboration with First Responder Teams – Connect with Nick to find out more.

My 4 part series with Nick includes tools that you can put into play starting today, the barriers and opportunities for spouses and families, how first responders can affect change at work and at home, and barriers and possible change in the education of first responders. All the way through we’re crushing myths, examining stigma, and opening up the conversation around mental wellness.

Part One: Mental Wellness | Nick Halmasy

Part 1 of my series with Nick explores what’s top of mind when it comes to mental wellness and what needs to happen to bring about change in first responder education.

Part Two: Mental Wellness | Nick Halmasy

Part 2 of my series with Nick explores the jump from awareness to mastering skills that enhance our ability to thrive with mental wellness.

Part Three: Mental Wellness | Nick Halmasy

Part 3 of my series with Nick explores how a first responder can affect change in a work setting, and what kind of difference that can make both for them and their team.

Part Four: Mental Wellness | Nick Halmasy

Part 4 of my series with Nick explores how a first responder can build mental wellness (looking after their physical and mental health) following a traumatic call or event, and other top of mind issues for Nick such as flashbacks and diagnosis challenges.

Nick is available for personalized workshops and seminars, one-on-on therapy sessions and collaboration with First Responder Teams – Connect with Nick to find out how you and your team can build Mental Wellness.

Please visit After the Call at www.afterthecall.org for free resources and information. While you’re there, make sure you like and follow their social media links to stay up to date, and pick up an electronic or hard copy of Nick’s book – After the Call – Mental Health Awareness for Families of First Responders.

Thank you to my behind the scenes crew and the team at Northumberland 89.7 fm. And, thank you to Sheri Fisher and Marcus Lenahan of The Cramahe Fire Department for putting me in touch with Nick.

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Please note: The information in this segment and series, and all of my radio shows and podcasts is not designed by my guest, me, or the station or platform it is played on to be a substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment of any kind. Please seek additional help if you feel you need it.

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