By Cheryl Conklin
Sleep and mental health have a complicated relationship. When you don’t get enough sleep, your mental well-being can suffer, lowering your mood and making you fatigued. Meanwhile, stress and anxiety can keep you up at night, creating an endless loop of poor sleep and poor mental health. In order to break this cycle, you need to focus on relaxing and winding down at night so you can get the shut-eye you need.
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By Safe Call Now Admin Staff
First Responders are some of the most important people for those struggling with addiction. They are often the first point of contact for individuals with chemical dependency problems who are at the hardest points of their illness. The unfortunate truth is that First Responders can also develop these problems themselves.
Neurotherapy is a new technique for helping to treat addiction. It has proven useful for First Responders and makes an effective complement to other treatments.
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By Steven Smith – Retired Assistant Chief
As first responders, we are often too tough for our own good. Refusing to admit that we have weak points and that we are frail and weak at times. Having to be strong in public becomes so ingrained in us that it becomes a way of life. It finds its way into every aspect of our life, from how we deal with the public, how we deal with our families, and how we deal with ourselves.
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