First Responders

First Responder Trauma: Helping Heroes With Behavioral Health

It takes a special type of person to devote themselves to helping others. Spending hours answering emergency calls can be stressful, but that’s exactly what first responders do all day and night. Unfortunately, this often takes a toll. Serious behavioral health issues can arise linked [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:59:17+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

5 Tips for First Responder Spouses To Help the Hero They Love

First responders are among the most respected public servants in the world. Considering how hard they work to safeguard others, this isn’t a major surprise. Unfortunately, their hard work often comes with challenges they take home. Their loved ones are in a unique position to [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:51:43+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

3 Serious Problems Facing First Responders — And a Solution

Television often shows the heroic actions of emergency personnel. While these are fictionalized accounts, they give an idea of just how hard such a job can be. Unfortunately, they rarely present the full story. This is why so many people don’t know about first responder [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:51:55+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

How Do First Responders Deal With Trauma?

Every day in the life of emergency personnel is a stressful one. They encounter tragedies most of us are lucky enough to avoid, and even on a “slow” day, the stress of not knowing what comes next is daunting. This is why it’s so important [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:52:15+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

Daily Tips to Help You Cope With First Responder Trauma

Providing care for others in the event of disaster, accident, crime, or terrorist attack requires resilience. For first responders, this is their daily life and routine. No matter how they feel that day, they have to show up strong and ready to rescue and provide [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:15+00:00January 18th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

First Responder Addiction Treatment Rehab

First responders are a collective group of community servers who help victims of trauma, violence, and other abuse. They include firefighters, law enforcement officers such as FBI agents and police officers, paramedics, military personnel, lifeguards, security guards, federal agents, U.S. marshals, rescuers, and Red Cross [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:49+00:00January 18th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

First Responders and Compassion Fatigue

The demands of being a first responder are exhausting, but these heroes willingly accept that reality. Unfortunately, sometimes this goes beyond typical stress and anxiety. Research has recently increased focus on first responder trauma, and we have even advanced our understanding of compassion fatigue. This [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:41+00:00January 18th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

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