Personal and professional well being is vital to your quality of life. It’s important to recognize and manage the symptoms of stress. The information on this page includes self-assessment tools, general information and links to internal and external resources where you can go to get help. You are not in this alone, please reach out if you need assistance.
On Demand Webinars
Managing Responder Stress and Relationships this Winter
2020 has been challenging, fostering disruption, uncertainty, fear, isolation, fatigue, and burnout. All of these emotions can become intensified during the holidays, impacting our well-being and our relationships.Tune in to hear GMR's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht and Director of GMR Life, Rhonda Kelly, talk about the ways we as responders can protect ourselves, not only surviving, but actually enjoying the holidays despite the pandemic.
First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus
Coronavirus transformed our lives nearly overnight. Suddenly, we’re bombarded with messages: Stay home, shelter in place, avoid sick people, flatten the curve, not enough ventilators, you may be a carrier for days without symptoms. It’s no wonder people all over the world have a higher collective stress level than any time in modern history. Hosted by Mike Taigman, Improvement Guide and Lead, ResilientFirst/FirstWatch. Watch the webinar
The Coronavirus and Your Social Health: How to Manage Stress & Your Relationships
With the COVID-19 pandemic, EMS providers face additional challenges to health and well-being. Long shifts, odd hours, sleep deprivation, overtime/second jobs, and trauma exposure can do damage to our personal and professional relationships. There’s no better time than right now to learn healthy relationship and communication skills that you can put to use immediately. Take advice from these EMS experts, Rhonda Kelly and Jonathan Dickerson, on effective ways to manage stressors and mitigate negative impacts on relationships in this novel world—where long shifts are now followed by more crowded households and social distancing. Watch the webinar