May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Donnie Hutchinson reviews some of the factors that contribute to firefighter well-being, including fitness, nutrition, and work-life balance.
Dr. Beth Murphy and company examine issues affecting firefighter behavioral health and wellness.
Chesapeake (VA) Fire Department Captain Chris Moore returns with more on his experiences dealing with and seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Friends of Firefighters has announced the launch of an online emergency campaign to support the FDNY community in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic
Michael Lanning looks at the stigma associated with discussing mental health issues in the fire service and the value of firefighter peer support.
Some fire chiefs may think sharing their challenges may present vulnerability. But leadership must help eradicate the stigma associated with addressing mental health issues in the fire service.
Host Mark Lamplugh talks with guests Ed and Joanne Rupert from First Responder Trauma Counselors, who discuss their peer support training certification.
Ali Rothrock proposes that firefighters train on ways to recognize when their health and well-being are being adversely affected by the traumatic events they witness.
"No one ever tells us what can happen to your firefighter the longer he is with the department. “They” don’t tell you what their spouses see and deal with; how it affects them and the family. Who wants to admit there are problems at home?" writes Lori A. Moore.
In this week's Humpday Hangout, join Dan DeGryse and the rest of the panel as they discuss the necessity and struggle of balancing work with life and effective self-care.