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Suicide / Stress Reduction Manual

The follow link is to the San Jose Fire Department Suicide / Stress Reduction Manual. Like all documents it reflects the efforts of a very progressive department when dealing with depression and suicide reduction.

Nothing is perfect but NAFFVN feels that this has covered all the bases when you or your department deals with the subject. Have a read and use this as a working template to shape and craft your own version. Having the tools in the tool box of stress reduction comes under the NAFFVN heading of the F.I.R.E.S. Within Suicide Risk Reduction Program. F.I.R.E.S. meaning Firefighter/First Responder Increased Risk Exposure to Suicide.


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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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