Sirens, Stressors and Unyielding Service: How to Address the Unique Mental Health Challenges Facing First Responders

This program will begin with a look at the high level of workplace stress typically experienced by first responders. We will discuss how the very nature of these professions, such as a police officer, firefighter, EMS provider and corrections officer, put these individuals at elevated risk for emotional and psychological struggles. The program will also examine how COVID-19 has negatively impacted first responders, and in many cases, exacerbated already present mental health problems like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specific behaviors that are indic...Read moreative of a problem will be described. Finally, we will explore prevention, rehabilitation, and resilience-building strategies to assist first responders to remain in or return to a healthy space. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Describe ongoing risk factors and stressors for the first responder community, including police officers, firefighters, EMS providers, and corrections officers.
  • Identify specific pandemic-related stressors that may result in, or compound existing, mental health issues experienced by first responders.
  • Review signs and symptoms indicative of a first responder that has exceeded their coping threshold and is overwhelmed.
  • Describe strategies for self-care and evidence-based interventions for the first responder population.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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