Bravery, Honor, Integrity, Service, and Duty to Protect — Yourself
THERE ARE PERSONAL COSTS TO BEING HIGH SPEED AND TACTICALLY SOUND.
For Federal, State, and Local Agents and Officers, just another day at work frequently includes highly stressful decisions, expectations, and performance requirements. Your work includes life-and-death situations and exposure to traumatic incidents and scenes. To put it bluntly: you face dangerous and shocking situations all the time.
Given social and professional expectations, it often seems unsafe to talk with superiors or colleagues about any difficulties you may be having. You face the stigma that mental health concerns are a weakness, and such weaknesses put your job – your livelihood- at risk. As such, you avoid talking about work related issues with anyone (including family and friends).
You know you need to unload, but you’re not sure where to turn.