Rescue the Rescuer Episode: Stigma, Narcan Fatigue, and More
The reason I committed to doing this is because I wanted other people to realize that. You know what I mean and it's not something I talk about.
Rescue the Rescuer is a podcast that spotlights the mental health challenges faced by first responders such as addiction, PTSD, and relationship failure. In a recent episode titled 'Stigma, Narcan Fatigue, and More,' former NJ FF/EMT George Evans joins the host to discuss his story and the importance of speaking up and seeking help. Throughout the episode, Evans shares his personal experiences with addiction and the impact it had on his life and work.
He emphasizes the power of sharing experiences and stresses the importance of mental health support for first responders. The episode also delves into the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health and the need for increased awareness and understanding. Evans and the host discuss Narcan and its importance in saving lives and the need for strategies for coping with stress and mental health challenges.
The episode ends with a call to action, encouraging listeners to speak up and seek help if they are struggling with mental health issues. 'The reason I committed to doing this is because I wanted other people to realize that. You know what I mean and it's not something I talk about,' Evans says.
'If we can just spread that out to the people that are afraid to use their voice and tell them it's okay, maybe we can actually turn this around and see less deaths, you know, and more success stories, because the success stories are a lot less than the deaths these days.' Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.