Being a Firefighter Isn’t all Bad!

As a therapist of first responders only I have been on this roll with everyone else to bring awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. This is an extremely important topic. However, if we shift our focus completely to the negative it’s easy to forget or even see the good.  Part of resiliency is all about your mind set.  There are a lot of negative consequences of being a firefighter but ask any firefighter you know and they will tell you 2 things.  I couldn’t do anything else or It’s the greatest job ever. It’s all about the balance, yes there is a mental health issue we need to address but it’s a pretty amazing career.  Check out this article from Fire Engineering. https://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-172/issue-5/departments/editor-s-opinion/firefighting-the-best-job-we-ve-ever-had.html