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Don’t run when things get tough; follow these 3 tips instead
Boston EMS implements nutrition, physical and mental wellness education, psychological first aid to meet the needs of its members
Resiliency training and a CISM program laid a foundation for the Richmond Ambulance Authority to support its providers’ mental health
Corrine Flammer, N.J.’s first mental health resilience officer, details how EMS leaders can create custom resiliency plans that address the needs of individual providers
The more we can recognize and understand how our thoughts work, the better equipped we will be to break the habit
The depth of workplace relationships has a bigger impact on mental health than many providers realize
I started fishing in my handlebar bag for my Garmin InReach as I rolled up on a younger man attempting inadequate CPR on an older man”
Part 2 — San Diego Fire-Rescue Captain Ben Vernon shares his journey from darkness to feeling “lighter, better” after therapy and EMDR
Part 1 — The San Diego Fire-Rescue captain shares the emotional story of how a seemingly “routine call” quickly escalated to a near-fatal stabbing
“I consider meditation as a form of elite cognitive training. These positive impacts are especially transformative for first responders.”
Reach out for help today so you can fill your cup and continue providing the outstanding care your patients deserve
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
Collaboration between EMS and community resources is key to creating a stronger network of mental health crisis response
Know the risk factors and how to implement a screening tool during patient transports
After an ultimatum from his wife, former Firefighter-Paramedic Jordan Long realized the toll his career was taking – and took steps to help others thrive
A 3-step process to achieving your goals, contentment and success
9/11 survivor and volunteer firefighter Rob Weisberg is supporting first responders and veterans and their service animals
First responders in Kansas hope the Missouri bill will encourage their own legislators to pass a similar PTSD benefits bill
Personal reactions to trauma take many forms, but some offer important clues that you may be experiencing PTSD
Understanding the physical impact on the brain can help destigmatize trauma-related injury and mitigate the impacts of trauma
Traditional training did not teach medics how to deal with combative family members or how to seek counseling
Has the deeply rooted tradition of stifling emotional vulnerability led to the disproportionate number of suicides among men?
While you might be able to accurately diagnose every patient you treat, you must also prioritize your own physical and mental health
Dr. Ginny Renkiewicz shares research on vicarious trauma, post-traumatic stress, and the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The role of the chaplaincy in emergency services
Dr. Rachelle Zemlok defines mindfulness and offers simple steps to practice it every day
Know when everyday stressors become something bigger; something that requires professional help
Documents show Kansas City’s civil rights department investigated and substantiated her complaints that her supervisor “taunted and terrorized her”