Family Behind the Badge Episode 2
A Tough Conversation
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tonight we joined Chris Scallon (Founder of Survival Mindset Consulting), and the spouses of First Responders.
In the second episode of Family Behind the Badge, the spouses talked openly about their experiences with their First Responders and what they did to take care of themselves. "You marry the First Responder, but your First Responder married the job."
Often when we think about supporting others, we forget that we are also an other. Spouses of First Responders can also experience compassion fatigue and secondary trauma from living the life of a First Responder Spouse. We want to be there to support and hold space for our First Responder, but who is supporting and holding space for us? This episode addresses these topics and more.