Retirement is certainly a major life transition that can be viewed as a reward for years of hard work; however, it can also bring about stress, anxiety, and depression among other mental health impacts. First responders who have given serious thought to what they will do in retirement will generally experience a smoother transition. It is never too soon to begin mapping out the course of the rest of your life, and for those who have already retired, it is never too late to put thought into how to live in a healthy and meaningful way.

A Guide for Retirees

This guide offers first responders information on the potential mental health challenges that may arise, strategies to cope with …

BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee presents: Mental Health in Retirement

A recorded panel discussion to relay the real-life experiences of first responders on how to support mental health in …

Additional Resource: IAFF Retirement Webinar

Hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters, this webinar discusses the realities of retirement among fire service members. …

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There are several organizations dedicated to supporting first responders and their families with mental health issues. Find out what resources are available to you.

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