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Mental Health Resource Tool Kit

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On March 12, 2015, according to authorities, newly retired Akron fire captain David Ware shot and killed his wife and then himself. He became the latest sad addition to a growing list of troubled emergency services providers who have taken their own lives.

EMS World offers the following resource tool kit for those who need help or have colleagues who do. Please share it with your coworkers, family and friends.

If you know of any resources not listed here, please let us know at john.erich@emsworld.com.

Articles, Documents, Publications

Badge of Life, A Study of Police Suicide 2008–2012

EMS World, Earlier Than Too Late: Stopping Stress and Suicide Among Emergency Personnel

EMS World, Preventing Provider Suicide

EMS World, Suicide Prevention and Education

IAFC, NFFF and NVFC, Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF and NVFC on Suicide in the Fire Service

IAFF, Coping With Suicide

IAFF, No Fire Fighter Stands Alone

National Fire Protection Association, Trouble in Mind

National Volunteer Fire Council, Suicide in the Fire and Emergency Services

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

World Health Organization, Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

Help by Phone

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800/273-TALK (8255); Text: 800/799-4TTY (4889)

Website

Fire Crisis Support Line

844/525-FIRE (3473), 602/845-FIRE (3473)

Hopeline

800/442-HOPE (4673)

Website

Hotlines by state

Website

Help for Emergency Services

Code Green Campaign

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Everybody Goes Home/National Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Fire Service Suicide Prevention

Website

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance

Website

Facebook

LinkedIn

FireStrong

Website

Facebook

First Responder Support Network

Website

YouTube

North American Firefighter Veteran Network

Website

Facebook

One Tree Psychological Resources

Website

Sweeney Alliance/Grieving Behind the Badge

Website

Tema Conter Memorial Trust

Website

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

Suicide Prevention & Help Organizations

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Website

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

CDC Division of Violence Prevention

Website

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Website

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

Mental Health America

Website

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

MentalHealth.gov

Website

Facebook

Twitter

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Website

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

National Institute of Mental Health

Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

National Center for PTSD

Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube playlist

QPR Institute

Website

Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

Stop A Suicide

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Website

Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Suicide.org

Website

YouTube Videos

Emergency Ministries, Suicide Prevention for Public Safety Professionals

EMS Roaddocs, PTSD Awareness and Suicide Prevention

First Responder Support Network, West Coast Post Trauma Retreat

National Volunteer Fire Council, Fire Service Suicide and Behavioral Health Concerns

PTSD Canada, Share the Burden

 

 

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