Services at inLife Clinic

For First Responders

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As a First Responder

You leave your family daily, not knowing what challenges or traumatic situations you may face. inLife Clinic would like to provide you with a safe, confidential place for working through the impact of the stressors and traumas you have experienced.

  • Have you continued to be disturbed by a bad call?
  • Do you suffer from interrupted sleep or sleep deprivation?
  • Do you frequently find yourself being impatient or irritable?
  • Are your close relationships feeling strained?

As A Police Officer...

Daily, You Serve and Sacrifice:
  • Leave your family, not knowing what challenges or traumatic situations you may face.
  • Put on your uniform, badge, and gun to be respected by some and hated by others.
  • Deal with the pain and suffering of the innocent,  inflicted by the senseless acts of others.
  • Are expected to exercise professionalism and self-control,  no matter how intense or life-threatening the situation.
You Are Constantly Criticized and Watched:
  • Command Staff
  • The Community You Serve and Protect
  • The Media
  • Every decision is scrutinized by
If You Are In An Officer-Involved Shooting
  • You are immediately isolated and your gun taken away.
  • A departmental investigation begins and you are put on admin leave.
  • Your family and friends may see you in the news—not necessarily in a good light.
  • You are not allowed to talk about the incident.
  • Feeling alone and isolated, you can begin to imagine the worst outcome.
The impact from a critical incident, or years of accumulative stress, can leave you with:
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Verbal or physical abuse of your loved ones
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Emotionally withdrawing or isolation
  • PTSD

You Are Interested in Counseling but Concerned That:

  • Someone finding out and thinking you are weak
  • Others thinking you can’t do your job
  • Loss of respect from your fellow officers or command staff
  • Losing your job

As A Fire Fighter or Medic...

As A Firefight or Medic You Are:
  • Putting your life on the line to save a stranger.
  • Filled with images, sounds, smells, and emotions which can stay with you indefinitely.
  • Faced with emotionally challenging situations.
  • Protecting your family from your experiences, so you don’t traumatize them.
  • Constantly keeping your skills, mind, and body in prime condition.
Your Daily Life Unpredictable:
  • You are often required to go from eating your dinner or being in a deep sleep to climbing in the rig,
  • As you race to someone’s crisis, while trying to formulate a plan on how to handle the emergency, there will be unknowns you cannot predict but must be ready to handle.
  • You must also handle the trauma of the loved ones who are watching helplessly as the crisis unfolds.
  • The hysterical mother screaming because her children are still in the house being quickly consumed by flames.
  • The wife begging her husband not to die.
  • The look in the father’s eyes when you told him you could not save his infant son.
  • You are left wanting to just go home to hug your own children.
After a challenging or bad call:
  • You may talk about a bad call when you return to quarters.
  • If you keep talking about it, your fellow fire fighters may assume that you are not emotionally strong enough to handle the job. Then you keep it to yourself and try to work it out on your own.
  • You find fulfillment in helping others, yet those are the very calls that cause you to feel like you failed.
  • After it has hurt long enough, and with more trauma than you can hold in, you begin to wonder if you can continue to do this job.
Incident or accumulative stress can leave you with:
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Verbal or physical abuse of your loved ones
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Emotionally withdrawing or isolation
  • PTSD
inLife Clinic will provide you with:
  • A safe, confidential place for working through the impact of accumulated stress, critical incidents, and traumas you have experienced.
  • A place where your First Responder Spouse or Partner can talk about their concerns and challenges of a First Responder relationship.
  • Offer a supportive approach of counseling and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to increase emotional well-being and health.

Consulting Services

inLife Clinic also offers professional consultation including Peer Support supervision, response and support for critical incidents and officer-involved shootings, Critical Incident Stress Defusing and Debriefing, in-service training, wellness program development, resilience coaching, and available for on-site services.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and First Responders

PTSD is more common that most realize for those who serve in Public Safety and Emergency Services.

PTSD is Like Taming Wild Horses by Dr. Anna Baranowsky

PTSD is Like Taming Wild Horses by Dr. Anna Baranowsky