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Relating to Suicide


Down load: Why People Die by Suicide

This is a technically detailed power point which may assist you in understanding the subject as presented by Dr. Thomas Joiner. Stay with it to the end and then decide where and how you can use the information in your home department.

This presentation by Joiner is for those in the fire service who want to explore additional educational  understanding about suicide and depression. Dr. Joiner has given NAFFVN permission to share this. We encourage those in the fire service who are seeking to expand their educational knowldege of the subject to open this up and read the information that is presented as a power point. It is heavy in it's scientific commentary and humanistic in the attempt to explain what is taking place. Another power point put out by West Coast Post Trauma Retreat is available on their web site links page. Go to naffvn front page and click on the link and then on wcptr front page click their links. You will find another excellent power point done by Dr. Joel Faye which takes the viewer on a "front line" perspective through the media which is powerful and dramatic yet easy to digest and understand. Both presentations are vital to advancing our knowledge on ptsd and stress injury along with suicide, depression understanding.



Down Load: "Front Line Ready and Understandable"

In this power point presentation from West Coast Post Trauma you will find the connection to ptsd and stress that will round out the science from Dr. Joiner's presentation. This power point sets the standard for our front line understanding in terms we can directly relate to and use, done by a member of Law Enforcement who has his boots muddy from the work in recovery. NAFFVN number one choice for tactical information you can use in your tool box.

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Removing The Stigma of Mental Illness

Dr de Blois uses Mindfullness Training along with Equine Assisted the link below to view her web site and view her extensive credentials. She is a highly certified Trauma Informed Clinician.

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Station House’s residential program is designed to help first responders overcome substance addiction. The program is exclusive to first responders.

“If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf.



They can help you get back to the job or to a new beginning and quality of life with the tools necessary to master critical incident stress.



Stephanie Conn, Registered Clinical Counsellor, R.C.C., specializing in issues affecting emergency services personnel. Former law enforcement officer and CISM peer support.  Vancouver B.C.


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