Stress Relief

Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness March 18, 2020

Look out for These Signs of Extreme Stress in Your Emergency Responders

Clarissa S., Editor

Stress is a state of physical and mental arousal that is a normal part of life, especially for emergency responders. In fact, it can even be positive. For instance, stress can help them deal with challenges on the job. However, at times it can bec...

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Health & Wellness, Work Life & Safety May 30, 2019

Stress in Emergency Responders: Know the Warning Signs

Krystina C., Editor

Emergency responders are usually the first on the scene to face challenging and stressful situations. They are also the first to reach out to disaster survivors and provide them with emotional and physical support. These duties, although criticall...

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Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness April 30, 2019

Less Stress Is Best: Effective Self-Care for First Responders

Amanda S., Editor

From personal emergencies to large-scale natural disasters, first responders play a vital role in keeping us safe. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel face trauma every day and are constantly putting their lives on the line for others. This...

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Health & Wellness March 21, 2019

Healthy Sleep Habits: Useful Tips on Catching Some Zs

Maggie K., Senior Editor

From the rest-deprived parent to the overworked shift person, most people crave a good night’s sleep. In fact, most healthy adults need between seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best – but few are actually able to achieve...

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Work Life & Safety October 11, 2018

When the Trauma Takes Hold: Recognizing and Responding to Critical Incident Stress in First Responders

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Front-line emergency personnel experience many types of calls. Most are routine and usually not distressing, but some disturbing calls can be difficult to overcome and cause critical incident stress reactions. Critical incident stress (or traum...

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Health & Wellness May 1, 2018

No Joke. Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

Michele B., Senior Editor

Chronic stress is plaguing Americans. In November 2017, the results of the annual Stress In America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association, revealed a significant increase in the percentage of Americans suffering from symptoms...

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