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Mental Health Resources and Information

Fire Fighters are being increasingly challenged to meet operational assignment demands. Incident complexity and a rise in personnel time demands have lead to amplified stress levels. This is causing individuals to carry more and more responsibilities with fewer opportunities to recover from assignments.

Acute stress, job burn out and post traumatic stress reactions on the front line are becoming more evident in North America. We all need to become better educated in order to respond to the needs of the First Responders.



Members, Spouses and Partners
Nov 05, 2016
Mental Health Resources for Members, Spouses and Partners  Family Services Employee Assistance Programs (FSEAP): 24/7 EFAP Care Centre and Crisis Line: 1.800.667.0993 (Toll Free)  Covers 4 or 5 sessions (1 hour), no user fee, can be extended with Union authorization. Website - http://www.fseap.bc.
Download: Mental_Health_Resources_For_Spouses_and_Partners.pdf , Mental_Health_Practitioner_list_-_Metro_Vancouver.XLSX , PEER_SUPPORT_TEAM_POSTER.DOCX , Employee and Family Assistance Program Info.pdf , Local_1782_s_Extended_health_and_dental_benefits.doc , Coping_with_suicidal_thoughts_brochure_-_BC.PDF , WEST_COAST_POST-TRAUMA_RETREAT_INFORMATION.PDF , BCAFC Brochure Chaplaincy.pdf

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
Oct 22, 2015
Help is Available! We really are here to listen, here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Call 1-800-784-2433
WorkSafe BC - FAQ on Mental Health Claims
Jan 29, 2016
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Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 13 – Behavioral Health
Jan 29, 2016
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Helping Heroes - resource page
Jan 29, 2016
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IAFF Online Behavioral Wellness Manual International Association of Fire Fighters, Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Jan 29, 2016
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Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
Jan 14, 2016
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division exists to promote the mental health of British Columbians and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Fire Personnel Handout - Suicide Prevention
Oct 25, 2015

Download: Fire Personnel Handout -Suicide.pdf

Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support
Dec 20, 2015
Video for the Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support Team
Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage
Jul 04, 2015
Click here to receive a FREE digital copy of suicide assessment guidelines put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Firestrong.org
Oct 22, 2015
The website, http://www.firestrong.org was launched last year and provides information and resources on a variety of issues, including depression, stress and anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Additional Mental Health Resources
Dec 18, 2015
Web links for Additional Mental Health Resources.
Download: CITYDOCS-#2152202-v1-Additional_Mental_Health_Resources.DOCX

VFR Critical Incident Stress Management - Resource Page
Dec 18, 2015
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Ted Talk - Understanding Depression
Jul 04, 2015
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Ted Talk - Building Resilience - The Power Of Positive Psychology
Jul 04, 2015
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11 Ted Talks to watch when you feel burned out!
Mar 29, 2016
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The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Oct 25, 2015
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International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Oct 25, 2015
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Stories of Hope and Recovery: Jordan Burnham
Dec 18, 2015
Jordan Burnham bounced back after a surviving a suicide attempt in his teens. Watch his inspirational story.
Stories of Hope and Recovery: David Lilley
Dec 18, 2015
Watch David Lilley, who a suicide survived an attempt in his forties, tell a remarkable story of hope.
Stories of Hope and Recovery: Terry Wise
Dec 18, 2015
Terry Wise survived a suicide attempt in her thirties and has since become a well-known author and speaker. Watch her powerful story.
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Dec 18, 2015
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
First Responder Support Network
Dec 18, 2015
Resources and articles from the First Responder Support Network: http://www.frsn.
Guy Winch - Why we all need to practice emotional first aid.
Dec 18, 2015
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to.


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