Should First Responders Try & Find Their Own Resources?

By Vanessa Stapleton – President Armor Up West Virginia

Organizations like Safe Call Now (the national crisis hotline for first responders and their families) and Serve and Protect (which offers trauma services to first responders and their families) have been around for over a decade. They have been helping first responders, confidentially, find the best help in the country longer than most first responders have been working. They know which programs work, and also which programs are not as effective.

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Not All Therapy Is The Same…

By Vanessa Stapleton – President Armor Up West Virginia

With COVID 19 comes a wave of therapists offering Telehealth and online counseling. Telehealth and online counseling services are wonderful for rural areas like WV. In most of our small towns, there are therapists available. It is important to know that not all therapy is the same.

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“My Reality” From the Front Lines of COVID-19

While Americans watch COVID-19 sweep the country, three states seem to stand out from the others; Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. These states have seen the greatest impact from COVID-19 with high infection and spread rates. But what is it like on the front lines in one of these states? How are first responders dealing with the pandemic? I want to explain to you what it is like.

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