Pinole Police Chief Neil Gang has announced plans to provide the Cordico Wellness App, which provides mental health resources via smartphone and can be used to find a therapist, available to his officers.
The app is specifically tailored to first responders who may be suffering from PTSD or in need of counseling. Specific resources include access to a chaplain or peer support, self-care checklists, wellness self-evaluation tools and suicide prevention tips.
According to Cordico's website, the app offers helpful information about psychological first aid, stress management, relationship health and financial fitness. There's also a "teletherapy portal" available as an option.
For more information about the app, click here.
"First responders face enormous stressors, pressures, and demands over the course of their careers," department officials said in a statement issued Tuesday. "Our community relies on them to repeatedly respond to traumatic events that impact their mental health."