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A new program is paving the way for first responders to receive mental health counseling whenever they want.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol said troopers now have access to six free counseling sessions a year. They said it’s all part of a new groundbreaking program called the Oklahoma First Responder Wellness Division.
Danny Long has been with the OHP for more than 20 years. He said it’s common for troopers to feel “Superhuman.”
“Too many times we believe we’re the fixers. We show up on scene and we try to fix the situation. We fixed the scene. We see trauma on a daily basis, we hear trauma on a daily basis, let’s get rid of that trauma so we don’t have a problem with overflow,” Long said.
Long said he knows first-hand that not dealing with traumatic experiences can bleed into your personal life.
“I fell through the gap. I got a