When Work Comes Home: Help for Responders and their Families

                         Photo courtesy of Lauralee Veitch

Being a firefighter or EMS provider has many rewards, but it can also take a toll on a person’s mental health. Difficult incidents can have a significant impact that leads to challenges such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, or suicidal thoughts. This article from FireRescue1 highlights signs to watch for and what to do if someone needs help. Find resources to address behavioral health – including the free, confidential Fire/EMS Helpline – from the NVFC’s Share the Load™ program. Learn more about firefighter and EMS behavioral health in the latest edition of the NVFC’s Helpletter publication.