Reaching Out for Help
Don’t do it alone.
There will be times in life when we can’t do it alone. Sometimes challenges require professional support that even your local department is unable to provide through their programs. This may be one of those times that you cannot do it alone. Now is not the time to shy away from asking for help. Here are some good resources that may be able to assist you in working through the trials of crisis.
We have gathered the best resources and articles we can find on the following topics. You’re just a click away:
Those awful calls involving loss of a child or inability to help someone in need. The stress of dealing with sleep interruption and the day to day battles with depression and anxiety that so many of us face in a season of our life but are exasperated by the stresses of a first responders job. These are just a couple examples of so many situations many may face in the fire life, and those topics span into our every day lives.
If you (or a loved one) are struggling with any Behavioral Health needs or PTSD , we suggest finding resources immediately and seeking counseling if at all possible. A few of our resources include these great reads:
There are many (but not enough!) resources out there to help you and your family through these challenges. Here are a few we suggest….
Share the Load
National Volunteer Fire council
Taking care of your mental health is as important as managing your physical health. The NVFC’s Share the Load™ program provides access to critical resources and information to help first responders and their families manage and overcome personal and work-related problems. This includes the free, confidential Fire/EMS Helpline.