Listen today as a fellow brother in the fire service, indeed a blue shirt, bravely recounts his own battle with depression- how he suffered, how he handled it, and how he emerged on “the other side”.
In part 3 of our series, listen in as Chief Pat Kenny bares his soul about his struggles, both personally as a father and professionally as a chief officer at his department, with the tragic suicide death of his young son.
If one of your brothers or sisters started showing signs that they are in need of some type of help, would you know what tools to reach for? Would you know how to use the tools? Do you even know where the toolbox is?
Now more than ever before, we have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these behavioral health issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.
“What Happens When You Can’t Protect the Ones You Love?” – retired Hinsdale (IL) Fire Chief Patrick Kenny