Donn Bradley: Managing Mental Health in First Responders

The Mandate

16-01-2021 • 54 mins

Donn Bradley is a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate who specializes in working with first responders like police officers on challenges like trauma, PTSD, depression, and relationship issues. Donn actually started his career in law enforcement, specifically working on matters related to terrorism. In this episode, we'll explore:

  • Donn's journey to and career as a first responder
  • Why he decided to become a therapist.
  • How he managed his own mental health and substance abuse
  • What he's seeing on the front lines of today's first responders
  • What we can do as men to get over the stigma of being tough so that we can open up and really take care of ourselves and the people we love.

Warning: We cover lots of deep and potentially alarming topics like suicide. Some of Donn's stories might be challenging to hear. If this might be an issue for you, we urge you to get in touch with a therapist like Donn and to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. We need you in this world, you are enough, and you are loved.

Learn more about Donn's practice where he ofofers video and phone sessions: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/donn-bradley-walnut-creek-ca/746276

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