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Critical Conversations by Mind the Frontline

Chris Smetana

Welcome to ”Critical Conversations by Mind the Frontline,” your go-to resource for in-depth discussions on first responder mental health and wellness. Our podcast is dedicated to providing valuable insights for various first responder groups, including police, fire, EMS, allied health workers, dispatchers, air medical, military personnel, and their families. Each episode delves into essential topi... more

PublishesTwice weeklyEpisodes17Founded5 months ago
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Welcome to Mind the Frontline's Critical Conversations, where we delve deep into the crucial topics surrounding first responder mental health and wellness. In this episode, we explore the vital concept of Trauma-Informed Care for Crisis Intervention.... more

3 days ago

Welcome to the premiere episode of the Mind Matters Webinar Series! In this inaugural episode titled 'Peer Support Unplugged: Practical Strategies for Effective Communication', join Brett Zingarelli, Mind the Frontline's Assistant Director of Peer Su... more

a month ago

In this episode of Critical Conversations, we dive into the world of first responder photography with Derek Hanley, a medic turned photographer capturing the realities of frontline work. more

a month ago

Welcome to Critical Conversations by Mind the Frontline Podcast! In episode 15, we dive deep into stress response mastery with Cindy Jones, co-founder of Bi-Tapp, to equip first responders for optimal performance in high-stress environments. more

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  • Power of story and human connection

    I applaud you Chris and your efforts. This is needed on so many levels. I’m excited about the impact this will have on our first responder family as a profession and individuals. more

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    I rock at this game
    United States4 months ago
  • This is truly a special topic

    Chris has been on the forefront of so many different aspects of education within EMS/critical care. Now he dives into a topic that is so multifaceted, and all encompassing across so many spectrums. Mind the Frontline and Critical Conversations is the perfect space to be able to offer answers to so many different questions that people like myself have had over the years. It is truly an honor to watch a topic with so much stigma and bias around it being illuminated in such great fashion. Keep up t... more

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    United States4 months ago
  • Keep Going

    Chris is a titan in the medical industry that has decided to focus on the extremely important topic of mental health. This podcast is well-presented and motivated by sincerity. Not only does it feature experts, but Chris openly shares his personal mental health journey including triumphs and setbacks. I can’t wait to learn and grow from further Mind the Frontline offerings.

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