By Dr. Tonia Parker
Many first responders are suffering from traumatic stress after responding to the coronavirus pandemic, which is leading to burnout and even suicide. Learn about the resulting physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual effects and what support is needed to address mental health issues during this crisis.
By Allison G. S. Knox
An increase in active shooter incidents has contributed to PTSD problems among first responders. Learn why it's so important to address mental healthcare among public safety professionals and support PTSD legislation.
By Dr. Gary Deel
Most states prohibit assisted suicide, even by licensed physicians. What regulatory checks need to be in place to legalize euthanasia and help people die with dignity?
By Leischen Stelter
Mental health is not a topic many firefighters talk about, but in this podcast a fire captain shares how he started the conversation in his firehouse. Hear about how he's built an informal peer-support program and why he fully endorses professional counseling.
By Kim Colegrove
Mental health stigma is at the core of why too many police officers do not get the help they need. Kim Colegrove was confronted with this devastating reality when her husband took his own life on Thanksgiving weekend in 2014. Since then, she's been on a journey to change how officers think, talk, and cope with mental health issues.
By Brad Bouchillon
Getting promoted to company officer is a great honor and responsibility, but firefighters need to know that there is more to the role than decision-making and a pay raise. In their leadership position, it is essential that company officers are dedicated to counseling others and being a confidant to fellow firefighters.