Families of First Responders Support Group
Having a loved one who is a First Responder can bring us a lot of pride and joy, along with stress and worry. Whether it is from California’s wildfires, medical pandemics, civil unrest, or day-to-day duties, First Responders are exposed to tremendous suffering. This can lead to second-and third-hand trauma on their loved ones. Some signs you may need some support are: feeling mentally and physically fatigued, feeling alone, having trouble taking care of yourself because you need to “hold everything together” for your loved ones, feelings of guilt because you are not actually in your loved ones shoes, having trouble focusing or staying present, etc.
The Loved Ones of First Responders Support Group creates a space where you can explore the many emotions that come with loving our heroes. Here, you can develop a support system who you can relate with, along with learning several techniques to help take care of yourself and manage your own stressors.
Emma Jaegle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She facilitates this weekly group on Mondays at 7 pm. Call Emma to schedule your intake.