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How To Handle The Holidays If You’re Newly Sober

If you're newly sober, there are times when it is difficult to remain so - especially during the holidays. We understand. You are surrounded by friends and family partying or just enjoying a few drinks with dinner or during festivities. It is also a [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:34:59+00:00December 4th, 2019|First Responders, Substance Abuse|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About EMS PTSD

When you think of emergency medical services or EMS, you most likely think of the first person there to help- and you'd be exactly right. EMS makes up a lot of different job titles. From ambulance drivers and 911 responders to triage nurses, these [...]

By |2019-07-29T19:25:52+00:00July 29th, 2019|First Responders, PTSD|0 Comments

911 Dispatcher Stress- How to Recognize It and Support a Colleague

A 911 dispatch room is a frontline service even though it is sometimes considered backroom work. The staff encounter people when they make that initial 911 call and listen to harrowing details over the phone. They have to get information from distressed folk and [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:35:38+00:00July 9th, 2019|First Responders|0 Comments

First Responder, Top Priority: Paramedic PTSD and Addiction

First Responder, Top Priority: Paramedic PTSD and Addiction Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are in one of the highest-stress jobs in the world. Every day, these brave men and women are the first people called on in medical emergencies. They are under enormous pressure [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:35:28+00:00July 9th, 2019|First Responders, PTSD|0 Comments

I Have PTSD, but I Am Not PTSD

By: Brittany Threatt US Air Force Veteran/Recovering Alcoholic Addict June 27, 2019 There are many individuals that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout the United States. “Seventy percent of adults in the United States have suffered a traumatic event in their lifetime. Of [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:57:54+00:00June 27th, 2019|Words From Our Heroes|0 Comments

Understanding a First Responder’s Addiction

By: Carlos Farina, MS, MCAP, ICADC, CHT, NBCCH Deputy Sheriff (RET) Military Veteran Help For Our Heroes Program Founder and Director It has been well documented that the most stressful career in the world is in the field of law enforcement, followed by [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:01:47+00:00June 18th, 2019|Words From Our Heroes|0 Comments