Highlights from day two of the, first of its kind, Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium in Denver, Colorado. It is put on by the First Responder Center for Excellence.
Highlights from day one of the, first of its kind, Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium in Denver, Colorado. It is put on by the First Responder Center for Excellence.
According to a recent report by Catapult Health, millennials are more likely to be depressed and more likely to consider suicide than other generations in the workforce.
“The nation’s workforces are not immune from the critical mental and behavioral health issues sadly affecting millions of Americans, yet many employers are slow to put programs into place,” said Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz. “Employers have a significant opportunity to do more to address the stigma tied to mental illness and help employees get the care they need.”
Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
“The Officer Craig Tiger Act” in honor of his commitment to our community and the sacrifices of Phoenix Police Officer Craig Tiger and his family, which provides critical treatment of PTSD for public safety personnel.
They’re trained to respond quickly and effectively to those incidents, helping victims who are injured and who’ve just experienced severe trauma. These emergency scenes are chaotic, but first responders don’t have time – and often don’t take time after – to process and truly understand how those scenarios can affect them.
An awareness of addictions, depression, anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress, and suicide prevention should be included in every academy across the United States.
Firefighter, enlisted military personnel, airline pilot, and police officer top CareerCast’s 2015 list of the nation’s most stressful jobs due to their physical danger, unpredictability, and negative psychological effects. People in these high-stress jobs work in constantly changing conditions, must be prepared for a crisis and be ready to keep people safe without losing their cool.