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AB 1116 Peer Support and Crisis Referral Program

If this bill passes it will give first responders working as a peer supporter the rights to confidential conversations.  Hopefully encouraging all first responders to reach out more often. g) California has a responsibility to ensure that its emergency service and public safety agencies are equipped with the tools necessary to assist correctional peace officers, parole officers, …

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How To Give The Perfect Apology

Do you need to be forgiven for something, but don’t know how to make a sincere apology that actually inspires your partner to forgive you? Saying sorry is one of the hardest things to do for some, but extremely important to restore and rebuild trust in any relationship.  Read the full version of this article about the …

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First Responders and Mental Health -Psychology Today (2017)

There is ample evidence to suggest that many first responders deny or resist seeking mental healthcare due to the longstanding stigmatization. Research literature suggest that for many, there is an underlying fear of being subjected to ridicule, prejudice, discrimination and labeling. Sadly, the truth is that these issues are often perpetuated by those who lack …

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Peer Support

When first responders develop symptoms of depression or begin to struggle with addiction or thoughts of suicide, their first inclination is often just to “suck it up” and keep going. Their primary focus is helping others, so when they are the ones who need help, they may not feel there is anywhere for them to …

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How Stressed Are You????

https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/PHQ%20-%20Questions.pdf It’s easy to get caught up in work and life and not even realize how stressed you really are.  I like to use the analogy of a cup and how full it is based on how stressed you are.  First responders cups tend to run more than half full on a daily basis, and …

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