As Family & Friends

The events and experiences of being a first responder can impact everyone around them: spouses, kids, friends and other family members.

Here are some tools to help friends and family members recognize the signs of mental health issues in first responders, and how you can support someone you care about.

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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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