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Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. First responders are especially susceptible to this problem because they face stressful situations and traumatic events daily.
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The Risk of Depression as a First Responder
What Is Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that affects a person's thoughts, feelings, and behavior. People who live with depression feel sad, empty, angry, lonely, and tired. As the disease progresses, some patients face suicidal thoughts.
Around one in ten people in the United States suffer from a depressive illness each year. While it may seem that these problems should go away on their own, they rarely do. Just like any other serious health condition, depression requires professional medical assistance.
Common signs of depression include:
Women are more likely than men to develop depression. However, anyone can become a victim of this condition, especially when they face continuous stress at home or work.
Types of Depression We Treat
Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder
When to Get Help for Depression
Depression can come and go. The chance of this mental health condition disappearing on its own is low. If it does, the problem is likely to come back. Seeking treatment for mental health issues is key to battling them before they turn into serious problems.
Even if depression is just in its first stages, it's important to seek professional attention. The faster a first responder can speak to a mental health specialist, the easier it is to fight depression. A first responder treatment program can help teach them how to manage their mental health in a healthy way.
It's time to get help for depression when a first responder:
Our Modern-Day Heroes
First responders and public safety employees are our modern-day heroes, which can come at a significant psychological price. The first responder regularly experiences on-the-job trauma in which risking their lives daily is just part of the job.
We have a team which assists first responders on a path to healing through innovative therapeutic modalities. Command Post Wellness prioritizes the mental health of our first responders and public safety employees.
To learn more about if Command Post Wellness is right for you,
and what to expect, contact us Today!