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Wilmington (NC) First Responders Focus on Mental Health

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"What we learn over time is that you can't unsee what you have seen but you can try and cope with it in a positive way."
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Occupational Stress and Burnout in EMS Providers

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As burnout is a significant problem amongst EMS providers, use this manuscript to help you recognize burnout in yourself and colleagues. 
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Federal Funding Aimed at Easing Worker Burnout, Depression

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Grants will help develop strategies for reducing and addressing suicide, burnout, mental health conditions and substance abuse orders.
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Take a Step for Self-Care

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Battalion Chief David M. Kelley remembers a particularly painful experience that still haunts him many years later.
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Texting Option Weighed for Upcoming ‘988’ Suicide Hotline

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The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new “988” number for people to call to reach a suicide-prevention hotline.
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First Responders in KS Suffer in Silence with PTSD

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Kansas is one of a shrinking minority of states that doesn't extend workers compensation for post-traumatic stress to first responders.
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Some Canadian Paramedics Decry Staffing Shortage

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Paramedics in British Columbia (Canada) are sounding the alarm on the toll two public health emergencies are taking on them.
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Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration

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EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government.
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Project Mayday: Alisa Raudio

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What happens after a career-ending call? Hear the compelling story of former paramedic, Alisa Raudio and her journey for mental wellness.
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Project Mayday: Jill Engle

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How does an 18 year fire captain become a substance abuser and on the most wanted list? Hear the captivating story of Jill Engle.