Palm Bay Police Department Hosts Wellness, Peer Support Program in Honor of National Mental Health Month
By Space Coast Daily // May 29, 2021
May is National Mental Health Month
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Police Department hosted a wellness, peer support program in honor of National Mental Health Month.
“We take this subject seriously and provide wellness programs and peer support groups to help with stress and traumatic events,” said Palm Bay Police officials.
The Wellness Program is intended to encompass an officer’s entire career- from new hire orientation to retirement.
Palm Bay Police offers ongoing, everchanging education and training opportunities for both the officer and their families.
Palm Bay officials said that members of their Peer Support Group attended a Resiliency and Peer Support course learning how to prepare first responder peer supporters with the ability to conduct individual psychological debriefings, provide peer support, make appropriate professional intervention referrals for peers and their family members, as needed, and connect these approaches to the enhancement of human resiliency.
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