- FIRST RESPONDERS -
is to Substantially Reduce the Number of First Responder Suicides by Providing Specific Resources, Support, & Friendships.
Resources, training and hands-on programs for first responders who have been affected by PTSD and work-related traumatic incidents.
-We Will Promote-
LONGEVITY HEALTH IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE
Law enforcement suicides were recorded nationwide in 2017
is the average age for first responder suicides
suicide rates among fire-fighters and law enforcement. The national suicide
rate is 13 per 100,000
of first responder suicides were men serving 6 years on the job
CUMULATIVE PTSD IS DANGEROUS DUE TO THE REOCCURRING OF TRAUMATIC INCIDENTS AND THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS GOING UNNOTICED AND NOT DEALT WITH BY OFFICERS AND THEIR SUPERIORS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES. THESE SPECIFIC INCIDENTS LEAD FIRST RESPONDERS TAKING THEIR OWN LIVES OR SLOWLY DESTROYING THEIR HOME/PERSONAL LIVES.
OF OFFICERS WHO SUFFER FROM CUMULATIVE PTSD/STRESS PROVE THAT THOSE THAT RECEIVE TREATMENT EXPERIENCE REMISSION AND CEASE HAVING FURTHER TREATMENT. CONVERSELY OF THIS STUDY SHOWED FIRST RESPONDERS WHO ONLY RECEIVED MEDICATION FOR THEIR SYMPTOMS STILL HAD EFFECTS OF PTSD AND DID NOT HAVE ANY RELIEF FROM THEIR PTSD.
IT IS OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR FELLOW FIRST RESPONDERS TO ENSURE THEY ARE RECEIVING THE HELP THEY NEED AND ARE DESPERATELY SEEKING. IT IS OUR COMMITMENT TO BREED HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, STRONG INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, AND A SENSE OF A BETTER AND PRODUCTIVE FUTURE.
QUALITY OF LIFE : IS MEANT TO BRING FIRST RESPONDERS OUT OF THE DARK AND REMAIN IN THE LIGHT. WE WILL ENGAGE FIRST RESPONDERS IN ACTIVITIES SUCH AS:
THESE EVENTS WILL BE ONGOING TO HELP FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE A CONSTANT OUTLET AND MEANS TO HELP MITIGATE THEIR CUMULATIVE PTSD AND STRESS.
RECOGNITION: WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK. WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE WITNESSED UNIMAGINABLE AND TRAUMATIC INCIDENTS AND NEED TO SEEK THE APPROPRIATE HELP IN DEALING WITH THESE INCIDENTS.
THESE BRAVE MEN AND WOMAN WON'T BRING THEIR ISSUES TO LIGHT DUE TO FEAR OF WORKPLACE RETALIATION OR SHAME.
THE NOT OK PROJECT WILL ENSURE THAT ALL FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE THE CARE WHICH IS PROMISED TO THEM. WE WILL NOT FORGET, IGNORE, OR PUSH AWAY ANY FIRST RESPONDER SEEKING OUR ASSISTANCE. WE FOCUS ON COMING ALONGSIDE, NOT BEHIND NOR IN FRONT, OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND GUARANTEEING THEY RECEIVING ALL SERVICES WHICH ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM.
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