Help for me

Being on the front line, going out on tough calls, dealing with difficult, life-and-death situations—all of it can take a toll on first responders. Little wonder why mental health challenges are more common among our profession than many people realize.

The first step to getting the care you need is understanding what you’re going through. The self-assessment and self-care tools and resources below are a great place to start.

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Sometimes it’s helpful to take a personal mental health check—to see how you’re managing with the stress and pressure of work (and life!).

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The best way to protect yourself against mental challenges is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Explore some of the first responder tools and resources available to help you protect your mental health, including self-care education apps and critical incident response strategies.

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Treatment & claims

Sometimes you may need to see a mental health practitioner or perhaps you have a mental health disorder related to your employment. Don’t hesitate to get access to help.

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Reach out

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There are several organizations dedicated to supporting first responders and their families with mental health issues. Find out what resources are available to you.

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These resources will give you a better understanding of mental health in the context of the experiences and pressures of first responders, as well as the broader population.

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