Check out this PowerPoint presentation from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. According to the presentation, the fire fighter population is at high risk for suicide, with divorce, trauma, and stress being common risk factors.
We recognize that many of you are doing a great job practicing self-care. So, we thought it’d be helpful to provide some self-care tactics to those who are already practicing a good amount of self-care or who just want to go that extra mile!
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.
It’s very cliché these days to hear health care professionals say, “Make sure you are taking care of yourself.” The first few times you hear something like that you might stop and think, “OK, I have to take care of myself.