Hackett Police Chief, Darrell Spells has a close connection to his calling and the message he gives through educating others.
Yesterday, Spells gave insight to multiple levels of first responder agencies on the subject of Call for Backup, Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training.
In today’s landscape, mental health is of high importance to all first responders and their families.
Whether it be Paramedics, Fire or Law Enforcement personnel who are often the first on scene, they are also the ones who leave with the images replaying in their mind. Over and over again.
The mental warfare is what brings many to suicide, which is a growing trend among first responder professionals in dealing with their realities.
“If something’s not right, it’s not all right. Get the needed help as soon as you recognize the need.” stated Spells during his training at Greenwood Police Department.