An average day for a first responder is anything but average. First responders help Nova Scotians on our worst days, and that puts them at a higher risk for traumatic stress injuries like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
On top of dealing with trauma, there is also a lack of understanding about traumatic stress injuries at work and in the community. A new website, firstrespondersmentalhealthns.com, was developed to help build that understanding. It offers helpful tools and resources for First Responders, their family members, employers, and colleagues who are dealing with mental health issues, including self-assessments, online counselling, mobile apps, training materials, management toolkit and more.