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Summary of A Guide for Retirees

A printable, one-page summary of A Guide for Retirees to assist first responders to mentally prepare for a healthy and fulfilling retirement.

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A Guide for Retirees

This guide offers first responders information on the potential mental health challenges that may arise, strategies to cope with these challenges, considerations for finding new purpose, and ways to …

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Additional Resource: IAFF Retirement Webinar

Hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters, this webinar discusses the realities of retirement among fire service members. https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com/continuing-education/behavioral-health-fire-service-retirement/

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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 retirement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2l8EcROPK0

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Family Support

Resources and support that are available to the families of first responders who may be struggling with their mental health. Camp Maple Leaf Camp Maple Leaf offers a one …

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Mental Health Practitioner Directory

This directory includes occupationally-aware mental health professionals who have received specialized training in treating first responders. If an employee lives in a more remote part of British Columbia, they …

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Staying Emotionally Healthy

A guide to help you better care for your mental health.

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Preventing Suicide

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

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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.

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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 resources.

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