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Stress Management

The Stress Management topic provides practical advice, resources, and strategies to help correctional officers and administrators manage and reduce stress in the demanding corrections environment.

I wish someone would have explained what my body was going to go through when I took the plunge
I know the landmines are there, but awareness alone won’t prevent the darkness of depression from creeping in
Here’s an overview of what a wellness room is, how your officers can benefit from using one and steps your agency can take to create its own relaxing space
The therapists serving Schenectady County have backgrounds in trauma, and insurance is not required
Peer support can decrease the unnecessary suffering of coworkers and give the peer supporter a greater sense of purpose
Combating the idea that stress injuries to the brain occur only in the weak-minded is essential to embedding mental health into the first responder culture
Learn how therapy can improve communication, provide a safe place for family members to share and gain real-world coping mechanisms
A new correctional officer writes about the sense of welcoming felt from fellow COs
When you take stock of your performance levels and the factors that are affecting them, you can make adjustments where needed
If you’re in a first responder role and find yourself needing help, you likely have multiple avenues for support
They are meant for daily and critical decision-making and apply to officers, supervisors and managers in patrol and special operations
Self-help strategies to cope with high-pressure caseloads and changing technology
This free educational enrichment program helps correctional officers re-envision their lives and their work environment
Why first responders should seek treatment as soon as mental health symptoms appear
K-9s Jenny and Piper are the first two graduates of “Puppies Behind Bars,” a program that raises and trains service dogs for responders by inmates