Educational Resources

Access learning content, including video lecture series, documentaries and other resources regarding emergency responder wellness.

Transforming Police Culture
Discussion by police Lieutenant Richard Goerling demonstrating how [...]
Too Much, Too Ugly: The Trauma Contamination
A documentary exploring the effects of trauma, produced by the [...]
Starting the conversation
Discussion with Dr. Sara Metz on initiating conversations about mental [...]
Resiliency and the Warrior Ethos
A FirexTalk by Richard Goerling discussing mental and emotional [...]
Lifelines video series produced by Status: Code 4, Inc.
video series produced by Status: Code 4, Inc. – A mini-documentary [...]
Code 9: Officer Needs Assistance
A documentary about responders and their families dealing with the [...]
Beneath the Vest: Police Officer PTSD & Mental Health
A short documentary addressing the mental health challenges responders [...]
Behind the Badge
A TEDx talk by retired Dayton, Ohio, police officer Chelley Seibert on [...]

Academy Hour law enforcement and emergency response trainings

Video format training courses on topics including ethics and well-being, managing public criticism and burnout, among others

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Navy SEAL breathing techniques

Manage stress and cultivate calm with breathing techniques developed by Navy SEALs

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Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and promoting the wellbeing of first responders

Helping responders develop skills to support their peers, from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Service to Self

A behavioral health training course for EMS and fire personnel by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Shields of Resilience

An online course to help responders develop resiliency, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Stress first aid for fire and EMS personnel

Assisting fire and EMS personnel in developing tools to cope with stress, by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours

A practical training to help responders reduce the risks from long shifts, from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Checking In: A Behavioral Health Size-Up

Discussing issues affecting fire and EMS personnel wellness, by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Resiliency in disaster behavioral health

A six-part podcast series to help responders cultivate resiliency, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Stress Management for Emergency Responders

Focusing on emergency responder stress management, from the Antares Foundation

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Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction: Tips for Disaster Responders

Discussing the impact that compassion fatigue can have on responders, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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UpTalk

Multifaceted discussions of responder mental health by the Mental Health News Radio Network

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Combat Tactical Breathing

A printable poster about stress breathing techniques developed by the U.S. Navy

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Critical Components of Officer Mental Wellness and Resiliency

A brochure addressing law officer mental wellbeing, from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services

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Critical Incident Stress Guide

A guide for responders and agencies for dealing with stress after critical incidents, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Fire Service Behavioral Health Management Guide

An easy-to-use guide addressing fire personnel mental and emotional health, from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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First Responder Center for Excellence behavioral health tools

A user-friendly toolkit for individuals, leaders and clinicians, addressing many facets of responder behavioral health

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Guidelines for Working with First Responders in the Aftermath of Disaster

Practical, actionable steps for aiding responders after a disaster, from the American Group Psychotherapy Association

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Officer Suicide Prevention and Awareness

A printable poster addressing suicide awareness among law enforcement, from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services

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Post-Trauma Do's and Don'ts

A tip sheet with practical advice for what to do and not do after trauma, from the U.S. Public Health Service

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Psychological first aid for first responders

An easily printable brochure on how to recognize and support responder mental distress, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Recognizing PTSD

An easy-to-use brochure with practical advice for identifying the signs and symptoms of PTSD, from the National Institute of Mental Health

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Resilience resources for emergency response

Tools for aiding responders in cultivating resiliency, from the U.S. Department of Labor

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The Signs Within: Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness

A guide to help recognize the signs of suicidal thoughts and help responders who are having them, from the International Association of Chiefs of Police

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Supporting Officer Safety through Family Wellness: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

A practical guide to help officers understand the impacts of sleep deprivation, from the International Association of Chiefs of Police

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Supporting Officer Safety through Family Wellness: Nutritional Needs

A printable brochure addressing officers' specifical nutritional needs, from the International Association of Chiefs of Police

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Supporting Responders to Effectively Deal with Atypically Stressful Events

Practical steps for responders and agencies for dealing with stressful events, from the Traffic Incident Management Network

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Understanding and Managing Corrections Officer Stress

Helping corrections officers, their loved ones and agencies recognize and manage stress, from American Military University

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Understanding and Coping with First Responder Stress

Advice and tips for responders and agencies on understanding and dealing with stress, from American Military University

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Understanding and Managing Law Officer Stress

Helping law officers understand and worth through the effects of stress, from American Military University

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Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

A robust toolkit for responders to help deal with trauma, by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime

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What is PTSD?

A tip sheet to help responders recognize and offer support to those dealing with PTSD, from the National Center for PTSD

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