Psychological well being is simply as essential for hearth and rescue personnel as being bodily match.
“Those that name us for assist depend on us to be at our greatest, even on the worst days of their lives,” San Antonio Chief Charles Hood mentioned in a memo to his division.
“Furthermore, firefighter melancholy and suicide are straight tied to the tradition of invulnerability inside the hearth service; this tradition should change. We should evolve away from being passive observers of those that want assist and transfer in the direction of a tradition of providing our help…”
That’s why Hood has instituted a department-wide stand-down for psychological well being.
‘The aim of the psychological well being stand-down is to convey consideration to the assets accessible to help these battling their emotional well-being. This week you will note new psychological well being posters at your station. Every poster has a QR code that gives contact info for suicide prevention, peer help, and disaster hotlines, in addition to our worker help and behavioral well being assets,” the chief famous.
A mental-health podcast might be held to advertise the assorted packages and providers accessible. And, all are inspired to view a strong video created by Firefighter Kevin Burke.
“I care deeply in regards to the psychological well being of each San Antonio Hearth Division member,” Hood mentioned.