Free May 25 webinar will address mental health of first responders

Press release from Advanced Recovery Systems

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is important that we do our part to advocate for the mental health needs of first responders by continuing to provide education specific to the unique challenges faced by the men and women of this profession. Molly Jones, LSW and Clinical Outreach Coordinator at Advanced Recovery Systems, will focus on the common behavioral health challenges faced by members of the fire service and other public safety occupations, give tips on navigating behavioral healthcare systems, and identify helpful resources throughout North America focused on helping first responders improve their mental well-being. This webinar is intended for first responders, providers working with first responders, and first responder families interested in increasing their knowledge related to signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges, how to address these challenges, and familiarize themselves with the resources in place to address these needs.

Date: May 25, 2023
Time:┬áNoon – 1:30 p.m. EST

Any accommodations for a disability please email, Craines@advancedrecoverysystems.com.

The course is offered via Demio. The event is free of charge.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.