As Family & Friends

The events and experiences of being a first responder can impact everyone around them: spouses, kids, friends and other family members.

Here are some tools to help friends and family members recognize the signs of mental health issues in first responders, and how you can support someone you care about.

Supporting Mental Health in First Responders: A Guide for Families

A guide for families to support mental health in first responders.

CISM Signs and Symptoms

Your loved one has been involved in an emotion-charged event, often known as a critical incident. They may be …

A toolkit for families

A resource for families supporting children, youth, and adults with a mental or substance use disorder. 5 modules address …

Family self-care and recovery

A resource for families of people dealing with a mental illness. The focus is on helping families to be …

A practical guide for survivors of suicide

A guide that focuses on the practical matters that survivors need to deal with after a suicide. Includes BC …

Supporting a friend or family member with a mental illness

A resource for families and friends of people in the recovery process from a mental illness.

Preventing Suicide

How to reduce the risk of suicide, including looking for warning signs.

Family Support

Resources and support that are available to the families of first responders who may be struggling with their mental …

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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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These recommended practices are based on research studies and other similar practice documents, along with contributions developed through a …

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