Gettin’ Gritty with Dr. J is a podcast about building mental toughness on and off the field. Dr. Julie Wiernik is a licensed sports psychologist with over 20 years of experience in improving athlete performance and overall mental health. If you’re an athlete, parent, coach, or just someone who wants to become a grittier human being, this is the podcast for you.

Boosting Mental Health: Strategies for Police Officers with Monica Martinez

Embark on a riveting journey with Monica Martinez, a resilient former police officer, as she confronts the stigma surrounding mental health and strives to provide support and healing for her fellow officers in the face of an unyielding system.

In this episode, you will be able to:

Delve into the rigors of mental health challenges within the law enforcement community and identify ways to counteract.
Unpack the unique gender-based emotional expectations in the policing industry.
Explore how traumatic encounters can influence an officer’s mental soundness and how we can lessen the impact.
Gain insights into the complexity of drug addiction and foster a more empathetic perspective.
Recognize the signs of burnout in police work and the importance of a robust support system to prevent it.