Focus on Behavioral Health in May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and emergency responders face many behavioral health challenges such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and addiction. Focus on what you can do individually and as a department to support positive behavioral health initiatives. The NVFC’s Share the Load program has resources to help, including the Directory of Behavioral Health Professionals, the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments: Implementation Toolkit, and this video on how to talk to a responder in need.