Self-care

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Explore some of the first responder tools and resources available to help you protect your mental health, including self-care, resiliency training, education apps and critical incident response strategies.

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Staying emotionally healthy

A guide to help you better care for your mental health. To learn more download the Staying emotionally healthy …

Critical incident stress management

After a traumatic experience, the first point of contact for any public safety person should be a trained Critical …

What is self-care?

To learn more about what self-care is and how to make it a part of your life, visit the …

Self-care: 12 ways to take better care of yourself

Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of …

45 simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body, and soul

To learn more about self-care best practices for a healthy mind, body and soul, visit the Tiny Buddha website.

Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Visit the Ted Talks website to learn more about taking care of our emotions and minds with the same …

Emotional Wellness Toolkit

Successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times with this emotional wellness toolkit. Visit the National …

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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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Resources

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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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