Suicide Prevention Resources Toolkit

Resources at Your Fingertips

The following page offers information and resources for both immediate and long-term assistance. Be proactive and don’t hesitate to engage in discussions. Initiating a more open dialogue about suicide within the fire service is the first step toward destigmatization. The provided resources are intended for your benefit, as well as that of your family, colleagues, or anyone seeking assistance. Feel free to share whatever you require.

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Non-Immediate Assistance

If the situation does not require immediate help, please check out the resources below to learn more about depression and suicidal ideation, tips to manage depression through positive psychology and movement, and details on how to support a loved one in crisis.


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Videos

The Call We Carry – Confronting PTSD in the Fire Service

Check out this video produced by the Tacoma Fire Department and released in 2022. Follow the journeys of 4 Tacoma Firefighters, as they share their stories of pain, sacrifice, and resiliency in the midst of an unprecedented call volume increase. The film provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of those who put it all on the line everyday, in an effort to prove once and for all that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE…


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The following short videos feature Rich Jones, the Chief Clinical Officer from Youturn Health.

Rich is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert on substance use disorder (SUD) and health care and recovery integration. He has testified to U.S. Congress on the topic and participated in widespread speaking engagements and technical consultations across the country.

Learn more about Rich and Youturn Health