Tag Archive | #Firstresponders

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Spike In #FirstResponder #Suicides Leads To NYS #MentalHealthCoalition Led By Sheriffs

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Spike In #FirstResponder #Suicides Leads To NYS #MentalHealthCoalition Led By Sheriffs

by Anne McCloy Spike in #firstresponder suicides leads to NYS #mentalhealthcoalition led by sheriffs (WRGB) New York State (WRGB) — Extreme #stress on #firstresponders is coming at a price, a major spike in #mentalhealthissues with deadly consequences. Now, emergency agencies have built a coalition to help our local heroes deal with trauma. A new health and wellness […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthStruggles Common Among #LawEnforcement #Officers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthStruggles Common Among #LawEnforcement #Officers

By: Heidi Goitia MESA, AZ — It has been just more than a month since Mesa #Police #Officer Mitchell Winters died by #suicide at the age of 23. According to Blue HELP, an organization dedicated to the #mentalhealth of #firstresponders, he is one of 154 in this country who have taken their lives this year. The Washington Post […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Program Focuses On #Officers’ #MentalHealth

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Program Focuses On #Officers’ #MentalHealth

By Marcia Moore mmoore@dailyitem.com Shamokin Dam Police Chief Timothy Bremigen is happy that his #officers will have a chance to go through #mentalhealthtraining through the Police Peer Support Program. Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Scott Rood, a Mount Pleasant Mills resident and a East Pennsboro #police sergeant who has served as a […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How To Help A Friend In A #MentalHealthCrisis

Rachel Sturtz Midway through the morning session of #MentalHealthFirstAid, a course at the #MentalHealth Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Not “hurting yourself,” because the semantics will work against you. “Killing […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Every #FirstResponder Deserves Solace

By Dawn Institute As a 23-year #veteran of a law enforcement agency, I have spent significant time reflecting on the #mentalhealth impact of serving as a #firstresponder. In my two decades of experience, I have gained an intimate understanding of the #mentalhealthchallenges that can arise from a high-#stress (and even traumatic) job. I’ve seen how, […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Suicides Among Law Enforcement More Prevalent Than Most People Realize

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Suicides Among Law Enforcement More Prevalent Than Most People Realize

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County #policeofficer Adly Joseph died as a result of #suicide, #police sources confirmed to Local 10 News. Department director Freddy Ramirez said in a tweet Monday that the four year #veteran of the force had died. This comes about a month after the Hollywood #Police department mourned the loss of Lieutenant […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is The Top Killer Of Cops, So Billings #FirstResponders Learn Ways To Navigate Job And Life Stressors

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #Suicide Is The Top Killer Of Cops, So Billings #FirstResponders Learn Ways To Navigate Job And Life Stressors

By: Andrea Lutz BILLINGS – For three days, Billings police officers and other area #firstresponders are learning new techniques for managing on-the-job stress to combat rising suicides in law enforcement. In the last four years, #suicide has become the number one cause of death of law enforcement #officers nationwide. #Suicide rates are three times higher than […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – #FirstResponders Seek Resources To Battle #MentalHealth, Addiction Issues In Community

Local #firstresponders are forced to see the ravages of addiction and #mentalhealthcrises within the community on an all too frequent basis, and residents have the opportunity in November to help develop a framework to aid their efforts in responding to the overlapping issues. Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Rich Elliott said the community […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthAwareness: #PostTraumaticStressDisorder (#PTSD)

#MentalHealthAwareness: #PostTraumaticStressDisorder BY ELIZABETH MILLER June is #PostTraumaticStressDisorder Awareness month. Today, and every June 27th, is #PTSD awareness day. According to the #NationalInstituteofMentalHealth, #PTSD affected around 3.6% of the adult U.S. population in the last year. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially […]

Mayor Jenny Durkan is MIA!

Roughly 36 hours ago, in the infamous CHOP/CHAZ area on Capitol Hill, there was a shooting. One person died and one is still at Harborview. This is what we have all been fearing when neighborhoods are called upon to “police themselves,” and our first responders cannot do their jobs. So far, there has been nothing […]

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