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Q&A: What to Know About Taking Medication

By Dr. Aaron Wilson

It's normal to have concerns about starting antidepressants and other medications, like if they are necessary and have potential side effects. Here are answers to many of the most common questions first responders have about taking medications.

Connecting With Faith to Achieve Balance

By Robert Michaels

Connecting or reconnecting with their faith has helped many officers find balance in their lives. One police officer turned chaplain shares his story and explains how focusing on your spiritual health can help combat stress.

A Public Health Perspective on the Opioid Crisis: Free Digital Magazine

American Public University System created a special digital magazine to spotlight the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. Download it for free now to read expert insight on the crisis and how we can combat it.

Counseling & Confidentiality: What You Need to Know

By Bernadette Bruha

The decision to seek counseling is a difficult one for many first responders, but concerns about confidentiality should not be an additional obstacle. Here's what responders should know about counseling confidentiality so they can get the help they need.

Helping Friends Be More Sensitive to First Responder PTSD

By Robert Hiller

Sometimes even a seemingly innocent question about their work can trigger deep-rooted anxiety and stress for firefighters. Learn how firefighters can educate those around them to avoid discussing difficult calls.

Kratom Identified as Natural Opioid by the FDA: Here’s What Consumers Should Know

By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel

Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.