Prevention & Resources

first responder self-care

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Responding to crises can lead to trauma for anyone involved, but none more so than those who are first to get there: police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, doctors, nurses, just to name a few.

That's why we've developed this list of resources specifically for first responders. These pieces may provide a place to consider first steps to cope with the trauma you've experienced. If and when you need additional help, reach out to the providers in our area.


Trauma and First Responders: When the Helpers Need Help

First responders: Behavioral Health Concerns, Emergency Response, and Trauma

Burnout, Self-Care, and COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

First Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself (Centers for Disease Control)

Surviving the Job: Emotional Self Care for First Responders (International Fire Chiefs Assoc)