If you have been affected by a wildland line-of-duty fatality the therapists listed below can help you. The Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters will help cover the costs for therapy if you are a firefighter or next-of-kin. Everything is completely confidential. If you need financial assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Trauma Recovery Network EMDR Therapy http://www.aetr2n.net/
Bethany’s Gait Ranch for Heroes Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Bethanysgait.org
Cherie Cassara, MA Marriage and Family Therapist EMDR and Equine Assisted Counseling Irvine, CA (714) 468-2512 www.simplyhorsesense.com
The Center at Heron Hill Joyce Korschgen, MS, LPC, EAGALA Equine and Nature Based Therapy and Education Canby, OR (503) 221-4531 www.thecenteratheronhill.com
Resources and Treatment
Alcohol is the most common substance of abuse among firefighters,
according to the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative. Drug rehab has offered their services to assist firefighters dealing with addiction. Please visit:
Mental Health for First Responders
About 85 percent of first responders surveyed have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues, 34 percent had received a formal diagnosis with a mental disorder, more than a fourth had been diagnosed with depression, one in 10 with PTSD and 46 percent had experienced anxiety.
HeartMath has discovered that our heart rhythm patterns are the best reflection of our inner state. By adding heart, you can shift in the moment into a state of balance and renewing feelings, such as appreciation, care, love and compassion.
Trauma Symptoms, Causes and Effects
When Duty Wounds You
“The First Responder Healing Manual”
Solutions for Line of Duty Stress and Trauma
The First Responder Healing Manual was created after the author saw the need to assist first responders with effects of Line of Duty Stress and Trauma. The manual is patterned after “The Combat Veterans Healing Manual” for combat veterans and “When War Comes Home” for spouses.
Understand how the stress and trauma you experience affects you physically, psychologically and spiritually.
Become intentional about creating a healing environment for yourself.
Adopt therapeutic spiritual disciplines.
Process your loss and grief.
Currently there is a group meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7:30 pm at The Heights Church in building H4. Spouses meet at the same time in the main church lobby and are utilizing “When War Comes Home”. Phone: (928) 445-1421 http://heightschurch.com/
- The Recovery Village for First Responders https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/first-responder/