Leadership on The Line: Depression in the Fire Service
November 1st, 2007
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Psychological health is just as important as physical health for all first responders. Both types of health are connected to each other and determine a persons overall well being.
Psychological depression is part of all our lives. Clinical Depression is a medical condition, like high blood pressure if not treated, it can kill you.
Dr. Burton Clark hosts a panel discussion on this topic with Dr. Mike Beasely, Psychologist for Montgomery County, MD, Fire Rescue Department; Retired Chief Mike Chiaramonte, Lynbrook, NY; Lt. Nicol Juratovac, JD, with San Francisco Fire Department; and Fire Service Instructor Carolyn Smith-Clark, MA,.
This podcast was recorded with students of the Fire Service Communication Course, held at the National Fire Academy.
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Related Rescources & Links
• When Things Don't Work Right by Michael Beasly
• The Common Cold of Mental Illness
• Duty to Die Syndrome Signs & Recommendations
• Montgomery County Fire Rescue Homepage
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