Mental Health Awareness: Self-Care for First Responders
, Marc Laferriere
"As an instructor, I was able to educate my students with pertinent information regarding different diagnoses and responding to mental health crises on the front lines, as well as increasing their awareness of the necessity of taking stock of their own mental health. Students appreciated the benefits they received from the easy-to-read self-care manual and journal which allowed them to track and improve their behaviours throughout the semester."
—Charlene Mahon, M.A. Lambton College
This is the handbook in Emond’s Mental Health Awareness Series. If you are looking for information on the core text, click here.
Mental Health Awareness: Self Care for First Responders is a user-friendly handbook on the numerous mental health symptoms that affect those in frontline work. It is designed to be thrown in a duty bag and referred to at various stages of one’s career.
This handbook provides valuable background information and practical tips for the self-care of frontline workers, including a concise identification and intervention guide. It also contains a checklist for physical and emotional well being, as well as tips for preventative self-care on topics such as PTSD, chronic stress, and suicide.
Those with careers in policing, corrections, residential work, or other community justice fields are often prepared to take care of others, but with this resource, they will now be prepared to take care of themselves.