Among first responders, the constant exposure to stressful situations-combined with the strain of working long hours on little to no sleep-can negatively impact overall mental health. The impact of stress on first responders is sobering: suicide rates are 5 times higher, alcohol abuse is almost 3 times higher, and and the rates of divorce are 4 times higher than the national average. Unfortunately, many first responders under extreme distress suffer in silence; they may deny their stress to others in the workplace, or they may fear that doing so may risk their job.
Maintaining optimum behavioral health is a critical part of remaining active and effective on the job and at home.
Terrace Metrics is the only service that assesses BOTH risk factors (depression, anxiety, victimization, drug/ alcohol dependency, trauma, ostracism) AND protective factors (resiliency, workplace support, grit, hope) that are customized to first responders.
Measuring both is critical – the presence of even one risk indicator can reduce productivity, increase absenteeism, reduce employee retention, and drive poor performance.
The employer receives a comprehensive, aggregate report that details the overall behavioral health of employees.