Chapter 5: Actions you can take

Introduction

The paramedic says
Tyne discusses how family members can support the paramedic in their lives(3:22)Video transcript
Don provides a different perspective on what support a paramedic may need from family. (3:22)Video transcript

I don’t know when I’m not okay. – Canadian paramedicYou need to listen to the people around you who know you best. Maybe you’re not acting normally for you. If you don’t see the signs, your family likely does. – Canadian paramedic


People often can’t read their own signals to know whether or not they’re okay. Paramedics may normalize certain behaviours as part of their work culture when, in fact, these are warning signs. The paramedic may only realize they’re struggling when someone who knows them well points it out.