‘Tis the Season for Mental Health
INSIGHTS FROM OUR CEO
As the holiday season approaches, we want to remind everyone to be their mental health advocate. Communities have an increase in crime and medical emergencies during the holiday season, and that’s when folks turn to our public-safety heroes when they’re at their most vulnerable. We also recognize that these added pressures can increase the stress level of our protectors. With Christmas fast approaching, it is important to monitor the mental health of your team members to make sure they are healthily managing the added stress and know how to seek help when warranted.
Common signs of burnout include:
- Loss of motivation. Employees may feel that they aren’t making the difference they once did on the job. They may feel like they’re drowning in their work and aren’t making a difference no matter what they do. Feelings of defeat, self-doubt, and detachment from work and colleagues may be signs of burnout.
- Unhealthy eating and drinking habits. A person’s relationship with food or alcohol may change with increased stress. Emotional eating, uncontrollable eating, undereating, or increased alcohol use may indicate that an employee is struggling mentally with the increased pressures.
- Poor sleep patterns. Especially during the busy Holiday season, employees can feel drained with added pressures at home and from the community. If you notice that employees lack their normal energy, cannot focus or aren’t on their typical “A-game,” they may be experiencing problems with sleep. We know that this extreme level of exhaustion can worsen and cause other health conditions that can negatively impact job performance.
Take care of yourself and each other this holiday season. Wellness appointments, critical incident appointments, and peer support evaluations are a few services designed to get your agency through tough times. We appreciate all the hard work from our first responders, and we want to help ensure that you are supported.
Please take some well-deserved time to decompress and enjoy family and friends. Be safe and Happy Holidays!
Elizabeth Morris, M.A.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Phone: 336-761-0764 ext. 1011
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
In observance of Christmas, The FMRT Group will be closed from December 20th – December 24th. Our regular hours will resume on December 27th. FMRT will then be closed on December 31st for the New Year. We hope each of you has a safe, healthy holiday season, and we look forward to serving you all in 2022!
Management will check emails periodically, and if there is an urgent matter during this time, please email our Director of Operations, Holly Lloyd at Holly@fmrt.org
New Client Employers
We want to welcome our newest clients: Warren County Sheriff’s Office of NC and Marlboro County Public Services Department of SC! Thank you for your trust and confidence in our professional services. We look forward to learning from each of you and developing a long-standing relationship.
Psych Eval Requirements
FMRT has the precise combination of qualifications, cultural awareness, and experience essential to meet the requirements of NC Senate Bill 300, NC House Bill 436, and SC Criminal Justice Academy making us the clear choice for departments seeking to hire and retain personnel who hold positions of authority.
Contact Elizabeth@fmrt.org if you have questions, would like a proposal, or meeting.
If you’re ready to schedule, please contact our Client Support Supervisor, Kaci Presgraves at 336.761.0764 extension 1017, or email Kaci@fmrt.org for any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Operation Mental Wellness
We are developing a comprehensive whole-person wellness and resiliency program that will be available to all departments. Please complete this survey to provide input to help ensure the program meets our departments’ needs.
Navigating FMRT Online
FMRT Online is a multifaceted platform that The FMRT Group uses to schedule appointments, complete reports, upload forms, and track valuable demographic information. This platform is also where employers log in to access the pre- and post-hire appointment information on its applicants and employees. We have updated our guide to help new clients and keep current clients up-to-date with new features and settings.
Click here to read the full FMRT Online guide.
We are informing you that Rebecca “Becca” Kepley has departed FMRT, effective November 22nd, 2021. We appreciate all of her contributions as FMRT’s Business Services Specialist and wish her the best in whatever the future holds.
Please direct any questions about FMRT services to CEO Elizabeth Morris until we secure a replacement.