Trauma and loss are common issues faced by emergency personnel and first responders. These challenges have since been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. On this installment of Mental Health Monthly, Anat ‘Nati’ Geva, PsyD, LP joins us to discuss the stages of grief in response to loss and trauma and how they pertain to first responders and frontline workers in particular. Each of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, despair and acceptance are addressed and explained so you can expand your understanding of the natural process of grieving, identify signs and symptoms and take steps towards moving forward.
If you or a love one is struggling through the grieving process and need more support, we encourage you to utilize the resources below:
My Strengths – https://mystrength.com/ passcode: TMCAProfessional
Responder Strong – https://you.responderstrong.
Jason’s Foundation – https://jasonfoundation.com/
Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners (also known as “the crisis line”) – 1-844-493-8255 (TALK) https://rmcrisispartners.org/
HCAT – 1-844-556-2012
Anat ‘Nati’ Geva, PsyD, LP
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