Public Safety Wellness Unit (PSWU) ensures mental health services are readily available for Irving's first responders 24/7. The goal is to provide early intervention and stabilization shortly after a critical incident occurs to reduce stress-related symptoms.
The primary purpose of the program is to ensure the safety and quality of life - both on the job and in their personal lives.
First responders are routinely called to emergencies to rescue people. They often witness horrific events and yet, show up to work every day to do it all over again. These experiences can lead to mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and in the worst cases, suicide.
Scope of Services
This PSWU oversees the peer support programs, provides crisis intervention 24/7, critical incident debriefings, training, crisis counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Yoga for First Responders (YFFR), biofeedback / neurofeedback, case management, consultations and trainings.