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5.16.23  |  Infographic

First Responder Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma

Given the nature of their jobs, first responders are repeatedly exposed to danger, violence, trauma, and grief. Learn more about first responder mental health and get resources for help and support.

3.2.23  |  Podcast

Ernie Stevens creates mental health crisis training for Police Officers

Ernie Stevens speaks about his experience as a founding member of the San Antonio Police Department's Mental Health Unit and what he's learned about training officers to respond to mental illness calls.

2.24.23  |  Web Page

Difficult but Necessary Conversations for First Responder Families

First responders have demanding jobs that can often spill over into the family, so effective communication is particularly crucial.

8.5.22  |  Web Page

Youturn Health Announces Partnership to Provide Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Employees and Inmates with Behavioral Health and Substance Misuse Education

Youturn Health, a virtual support program designed to help individuals who struggle with or who have family members dealing with behavioral health and substance misuse issues, announces a new partnership to provide employees of Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and their families as well as inmates of the Pinal County correctional system with education and peer coaching support.

5.6.22  |  Podcast

Retired Deputy Sheriff Stephen Balzano Describes Life on the Front Lines

Retired Deputy Sheriff Stephen Balzano painstakingly details the day he lost one of his "brothers in blue," and acknowledges the lasting effects of that trauma on many of his friends on the force. Stephen explains how difficult it is for police officers, or any First Responders, to ask for help and says it needs to be a safe place outside of the system where they can get help.


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