Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities in which they live. Firefighters and EMS workers learn about the importance of early intervention and how, as first responders, they can intervene in the field and provide direct assistance to someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS one-pager.
Growing up, everyone I knew wanted to be a police officer, doctor or firefighter. Me? I wanted to be a psychologist. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and have experience providing case management services for people living with severe mental illnesses. I also served as a behavioral health technician for the U.S. Army and had the opportunity to complete two combat tours, providing […]...Read More October 23