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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why Children of First Responders Would Benefit From Counseling

Click the link to read the entire story, it's worth itChildren and adolescents are not immune to stress associated with their parent’s work and sometimes, this stress can interfere with their daily lives. When stress becomes excessive and intrusive, a child might have difficulty focusing in school or may begin ...
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