This podcast focuses on first responder mental health and wellness.
Our hope is to utilize our podcast to help first responders who need help, understand how counseling services can meet the need.
We also hope that this podcast can bring awareness to common issues faced by first responders, to fight the stigma around seeking help, and to bridge the gap by building trust between the responders and competent providers.
Always remember, it may be your battle, but you don't have to fight it alone.
EPISODE 1: WHY A CODE 3 COUNSELING PODCAST?
Welcome to the Code 3 Counseling Podcast! In this episode, we share a little about about ourselves and our lives in the first responder world. We also talk about the reasons why we decided to start this podcast. We are excited to help you get to know us a little bit more!
EPISODE 2: IS COUNSELING REALLY CONFIDENTIAL?
Today we are talking about confidentiality in counseling and the myths around it all. For many first responders, the worry about how counseling can impact their job can be a major roadblock for them being able to seek mental health support. Listen to learn more about the importance of confidentiality in counseling!
EPISODE 3: TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN
In todays episode, Shawn and Alisha talk about the ways trauma can impact first responders. We explore the different nervous systems and parts of the brain that are engaged when exposed to dangerous situations.
Listen to hear about how your experiences as a responder can impact your physical and biological functioning. And what you can do about!