OPP Sergeant Ann McEwen and OPP Provincial Constable Jason Sobkowicz of the Rainy River District Detachment in Fort Frances, Ontario join the 10-5 podcast for Part 2 of 2 to continue their dialogue about being police officers in Northern Ontario and experiencing PTSD. 

Listen to the episode on the player below or on any major podcasting platform. Click on the image above for the links. 

Topics discussed include the issue of identity for police officers, the officers’ stories on how PTSD evolved, how gender and a male dominated workplace factors in for women, the challenges of reaching out for help, advice on improving toxicity in the workplace, ways to cope and overcome PTSD in addition to clinical therapy, how understanding ego is an important part of recovery, and how we can move forward positively together from a PTSD diagnosis with humanity and community. 

If you missed Part 1, you can listen to it on the player below or on any major podcasting platform. Click here for all the links. 

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available to eligible active and retired OPPA Members:

Telephone – 1-866-794-9117 (Available 24/7)

Email – info@encompascare.ca

Website – https://www.encompascare.ca/

If you have any questions about this episode of the 10-5 Podcast, please email us at communications@oppa.ca