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. Start by clicking the button below to better assess yourself or someone on this mental health continuum.*
Assess yourself or someone’s current state of mental health.
Mental health continuum
The mental health continuum illustrates the different mental health phases you may experience throughout your life and career. It also describes the physical and mental effects associated with each phase and suggests actions and resources that may help. The continuum includes the following phases:
- Healthy and adaptive coping (green)
- Mild and reversible distress (yellow)
- More severe and persistent functioning impairment (orange)
- Clinical illnesses and disorders requiring concentrated medical care (red)
It’s important to remember that you can move in either direction along the spectrum, which means there is always the possibility to return to full health and functioning.
|Actions to take at each phase of the continuum|
|Quick resources to help you|
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