Firefighter Behavioral Health and Wellness

According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 1 in 5 adults experience behavioral health disorders. Behavioral health refers to mental or emotional well-being and actions that affect wellness, and include substance use disorders, alcohol and drug addiction, and serious psychological distress, suicide, and other mental disorders.

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“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.”