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Mental Health Challenges for First Responders

On Your Radar Season 2, Episode 9

In this episode, which continues our series on Mental Health and the Workforce, WGN Radio personality John Williams interviews Dan DeGryse, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program for uniformed service personnel, Dr. Robert Sobo, Director of the Chicago Police Department’s Professional Counseling Division/EAP, and Chicago Police Officer Joseph Riley, Supervisor of Alcohol and Substance Use Counselors.


-“No delete buttons or erasers”—the pressure and consequences of one wrong decision

-The prevalence of the thousand-yard stare

-Significant behavior changes and other warning signs

-The importance of both self-care and peer support

-Healthy habits, releases, and solutions

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