Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, soldiers, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. My mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuers podcast and blog. I want to help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for First Responders like addiction, PTSD, relationship failure, and more.
Stephen is a man who has been given the gift of many experiences in life. For most of his adult life, I was a 911 Paramedic. He also had the honor of serving as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center on 9- 11-01 in NYC. He has seen tragedy and suffering first hand for many years. Little was he aware that he was the one who needed the saving. Through seeking peace within by using all things external, he wound up desperate, broken and destroyed in every way. He is now grateful to be a man in long term recovery from substance abuse and the effects of childhood and adult trauma. His goal is simple, to use his experience to connect, offer hope, give you a voice. He has expertise in Emergency Medical Care, First Responder PTSD and Substance Abuse issues, Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Leadership, and Spiritual Studies. He is also a charter member of the Southern Delaware Toastmasters International Club. He is available for coaching, mentorship, speaking engagements, guest interviews, content production, and consultation services. He is also a speaker with RecoveredPurpose.org , which provides speakers and consultants for schools, public, and community organizations. Stephen is proud to be the host and creator of the Rescue the Rescuer show, the only show in the world geared towards first responders who battle mental health issues, PTSD, Substance Abuse Disorder, and more. His show is hosted on the Mental Health News Radio Network He welcomes you to book him for a free consultation, so we can devise a plan to meet your unique needs.
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Stephen has a true servant's heart! His drive to help others so selflessly represents his passion and calling. His gift is his ability to connect with others on such a real level.
- Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW, CCTP
Principal, Dr. Tania Glenn & Associates, PA
Working with Stephen was a pleasure. He created a comfortable atmosphere where it was easy to talk with him. Being in the mental health field for the past 30 years and the Fire Service for 28 years, knowing Stephen was a firefighter and is open with his own mental health, made it natural for me to discuss the sensitive topics of behavioral health and treatment. Further, Stephen’s professionalism as the host was recognized and appreciated. I would easily talk with him again on his podcast and recommend others to do the same.
-Daniel DeGryse B.A., CADC, CEAP, LAP/C
Director, Rosecrance Florian Program, Rosecrance Harrison Campus, Battalion Chief, Chicago Fire Department
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