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SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS SAFETY STAND DOWN: PART 5

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In the old days, firefighters' coping methods after a heartbreaking or difficult call were gallows humor, denial and alcohol. The overwhelming evidence is clear: Those strategies don't work for everyone.  

Firefighters feel most comfortable talking with their peers -- individuals who share their experiences. That makes the firehouse the perfect place to engage in injury prevention. 

If someone opens up at the kitchen table about a bad call or a difficult experience, don't shout them down. Help them down. And don't be afraid to relate your own experiences and concerns.

Knowing that they're not alone can be the best thing for a brother or sister at risk. 

 

Do you know a firefighter? Please share these tools and resources below:

Firefighters, please visit: HealingOurOwn.org

Immediate assistance, call: 1-800-273-8255

 

Additional resources for Marin County: 

Marin County Mental Health & Substance Use Services

20 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 2028

San Rafael, CA 94903

415-473-6769

CRISIS INTERVENTION & Access/Service Referral Number

415-499-6666


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