Just because officers don’t share their mental health challenges, it doesn’t mean they don’t have any. Officer Wellness is needed, now more than ever.
Celebrating all First Responders
Most of us (civilians) are being told to stay in our homes, and wait for the Covid-19 pandemic to pass. But first responders don’t have that luxury, as they are on-call to provide services to their community no matter what…
God bless ALL first responders… Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your service!
Emotionally, most of us may feel tired, depressed, worried, and even fearful of the unknown. So imagine how all the public service professionals are feeling being on the front line. Emotionally, if you don’t have your wits about you, it’s easy to fall down the black hole of Anger, Frustration, and Fear…
This Video teaches officers how to control their emotions using a Ladder. Now, it’s okay to drop down the Ladder, You just don’t want to LIVE down there.”
Teaching Officer Wellness classes since 2015, to over 450 agencies from Law enforcement and Corrections, to City employees and the Military, we’ve gained much respect for those on the front line. Often times, the public service professional can been over looked when it comes to mental health and wellness. It is surely important for them, especially now.
Typical Public Service personal struggles include: Increased divorce rate, domestic violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, PTSD, anxiety and acute stress. These can all be helped by an increase in officer mental health and wellness training.
Leaders can no longer look the other way, and say, “these don’t exist here, or that will never have in my department.”
In this YouTube video, Randy Friedman – Co-founder and Training Director for RITE Academy, talks to various news media that were covering the RITE Training in police agencies around the country. In conjunction with RITE principles and methods of teaching Officer Wellness, you’ll see sound bites by Leaders in public service who had gone thru the RITE classes.
Special thanks in the video to:
- Chief Robert Hicks of Leesburg Police Department – Leesburg, Florida
- Chief Vera Bumpers of Houston METRO Police – Houston, Texas
- Captain James Reif of Upper Darby Township Police – Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
- Deputy Willie Finklea of Manatee Sheriff’s Office – Bradenton, Florida
- O’neaka Jenkins of Lake City Corrections – Gainsville, Florida
- Chief Thomas Phillips of Northern Illinois University Police – DeKalb, Illinois
- Sgt. Kevin Bryant of Harvard University Police – Cambridge, Massachusetts
RITE Tools, like the Emotional Energy Ladder (in the video), makes us aware of our emotions, how we affect others, and that only we have the power to make those changes. Ignoring Officer Wellness lives at the bottom of the Ladder with Anger, Frustration, and Fear. Taking care of our officers with improved Officer Health and Wellness lives at the top of the Ladder with Love, Gratitude and Joy.
Great leadership starts with doing the RITE thing, and helping others improve their overall health and wellness.
Racial Intelligence is: “The practice of using Emotional Intelligence (EI), Social Intelligence (SI) and the RITE Tools to treat ourselves and others fairly.”
RITE Academy provides Professional Workplace Training and Wellness for all Public Service Professionals. RITE Tools like the ‘Awareness Ladder’ and exercises like the ‘Clack and Swoosh’ help officers deal with their emotions, at work, on the street, and at home.
Contact RITE for more information or direct email Training@RiteAcademy.com