First responders, including firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), and police officers, often experience stressful and traumatic events due to the nature of their work. The combination of exposure to trauma, demanding schedules, and physically challenging roles puts first responders at an increased risk for mental health issues such as depression, post-traumatic dress disorder (PTSD), stress, and suicidal behaviors. If you or someone you love are a first responder experiencing stress, learn how to take action below.
Stress, anxiety, and depression—these are all real problems that millions of people deal with on a daily basis. Whether you’re dealing with these issues yourself or know someone who is, one of the best ways to get through them is by practicing self-care. The following five self-care tips will help you reach your physical and mental health goals while alleviating some of the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression in your life.
LaSalle, IL - North Central Behavioral Health Systems was the recipient of two grant extensions that will support expanded mental health and substance use services in Bureau County. The additional dollars will support the expansion of the Substance Use services to the Princeton area, including inside Saint Claire OSF Medical Center.