First Responder Resilience:Smashing the Stigma. A documentary by Tania Glenn.
'Tis the Season...
This is typically the season where there is a lot of emphasis placed on giving and being with loved ones. While spending time with loved ones and giving can be a great thing, this is also a time that can be extremely triggering, sad, and difficult for many people. It is easy to find oneself stressed and experiencing burnout during this time as well.
An awesome news article was released today highlighting CBS News' recent visit with the IAFF Center of Excellence. The article showcases the Center of Excellence's resources for members seeking help with substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral health issues!
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A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. They have a help line, text based help service, and have also collected a list of many good resources for people looking for help and support.
Alcohol abuse at some fire departments across the nation are 2-3 times that of the general population. In this article, Chief Revere, a 36-yar FF Veteran, and Mike Healy, a Fire instructor, share their experiences of witness alcohol abuse in the fire service and their hopes of getting help for those struggling with it.
Depression is a mood disorder. In its more severe form, it can be referred to as Clinical Depression and/or Major Depressive Disorder.
What You Should Know
No two people experience depression the same. Even people with a few symptoms that cause distress in their lives may benefit from treatment.
Anyone, no matter how low or how severe the symptoms, can get treatment & support at any time.