First responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, military, public health workers and many local and state volunteers, face a range of health and mental health consequences as a result of the critical work they do in the community. Though committed to providing aid and support to those in often life-threatening situations, many are themselves reluctant to seek assistance when they need it.
Traumatic stress and fatigue associated with these jobs leads to higher than average rates of depression, alcohol and substance abuse, and marital tensions among First Responders. Volunteers and many part-time employees have little or reduced access to mental health and support. And families of First Responders are often left to manage the effects of stress in their loved ones, as well the aftermath of higher than average rates of injury and job-related death.
Capital EAP is an experienced provider of services specifically designed to provide support to First Responders and their families. Our counseling staff has the specialized training to support
In addition to the full spectrum of EAP services and program, our First Responder EAP Services focus on:
- Identifying signs of stress and depression
- Talking to others about counseling
- Group Counseling
- Traumatic Incident Management (TIM) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) management
- Substance abuse
- Suicide prevention
- Grief counseling
- Coverage for part-time and volunteers
- Promoting EAP services to families