First Responder Mental Health ServicesFor Agencies
First responders have unique careers that expose them to situations most people will not experience. As a result, they have higher rates of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and family issues. We aim to train these men and women on the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues so they recognize problems before they become life changing disorders.
About First Responder Mental Health Services
Our company understands first responders and their culture. Created by a firefighter/paramedic who saw a need to change the stigma of mental health care in fire, police, and EMS agencies, we work directly with cities, counties, and training sites to educate first responders on the mental health issues that impact them the most. On-site training is provided by trusted educators who look to increase the conversation of what strong mental health can be in an environment where feelings and emotions sometimes get in the way of work.
Why First Responders Need Mental Health Training
30% of first responders are at risk of devloping some type of mental health issue including depression, anxiety, and subtsance abuse issues.
In 2017, there were an estimated 250 police officer and firefighter suicides. Interventions to reduce this tragedy have been limited and are hard to implement in a culture that tends to suffer in silence.
First responders spend hundreds of hours in classrooms and training grounds preparing for their careers. When they hit the streets they are ready to face the emergencies they are called to. However, they get little to no training on how to process the events that go beyond the normal call of duty.