Brain Science Shows Why It's a Great Idea ​for First Responders to Meditate.

Here's what the research is saying about mindfulness meditation:

​•Increases resiliency

•Increases emotion regulation

•Enhances attention and focus

•Increases alertness

•Reduces the effects of stress

•Alleviates depression and anxiety

•Improves sleep patterns

•Aids in better decision-making amidst chaos

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on 26 Apr 2019 5:58 AM

Support group helps firefighters dealing with mental health issues

By Samantha Phillips

The Vindicator sphillips@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

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on 26 Apr 2019 5:47 AM
  • General

Psychology Today reviews recommendations to the fire service and to mental health professionals.

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on 26 Feb 2019 6:30 AM
  • General
People in public service professions tend to be “fixers,” Hamilton Fire Department Lt. Jason Callihan said Monday night. Unsolvable problems stick in their gears. For Callihan, that problem was the Dec. 28, 2015 death of colleague Patrick Wolterman. The true shock of it still wouldn’t hit until 2017, when he and others at the station realized how tightly they were gripping their pain.
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on 08 Feb 2019 5:26 AM
  • PTSD