• Union Meeting

    September 17, 2020

    7pm

    Union Meeting

    **L1286 Union Office**

    Charitable Society Link

    Member Email

    Change of Address Form

    Important Links
    IAFF
    IAFF: LODDs
    BCPFFA Mental Health Resource Page
    BCPFFA Burn Fund
    BCPFFA
  • First Responder Mental Health Resources

    If you need immediate emergency assistance call 911

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    The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.

    1-800-SUICIDE
    1-800-784-2433
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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    FSEAP
    Employee and Family Assistance Program
    1-800-667-0993

    Blue Cross Benefits
    $1250 / year per family member for psychological services.

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    Peer Support Program

    First Responders Support Groups

    bcpffa.ca
    Mental health resources under the Resources tab.

    bcfirstrespondersmentalhealth.com
    Website dedicated to the mental health of first responders.

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    Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program
    WorkSafeBC can provide critical incident response assistance if you’ve witnessed a traumatic workplace incident. For information on steps to follow when requesting a critical incident intervention, please visit the WorkSafeBC Critical Incident Response page.

    1-888-922-3700 (toll-free answering service in BC and Alberta)
    7 days a week, 9am – 11pm

    Crisis Support Line
    Contact WorkSafeBC if you are an injured worker, and you or your family are in emotional crisis.


    Jul 10, 2020
    What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health diagnosis that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, combat, a natural disaster, people dying, or sexual assault.  For first responders, they are likely exposed to potentially traumatic events (PTE’s) on a much more frequent basis due to the nature of their work.
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    Trouble sleeping/Insomnia  First ask yourself some questions…             • Do you trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? • How long does it take you to fall asleep? • How many times do you wake up a night.
    Jul 10, 2020
    Sadness/Depression: First ask yourself some questions... • Do you ever feel like you have no motivation to get yourself going with no apparent reason? • Does this lack of motivation last longer than a few days or a few weeks? • Have you lost the lust or excitement from life including lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
    Jul 10, 2020
    Problematic Drinking: First, ask yourself some questions... • Do you ever need a drink to get you started in the morning or fall asleep at night? • Do you feel guilty about your drinking? • Do you or a family member think you need to cut back on how much you drink? • Are you annoyed when other people comment on or criticize your drinking habits.
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    Nervousness / Anxiety / Panic: Nervousness / Anxiety / Panic: First ask yourself some questions… Is your worry related to and an appropriate reaction to real life events or is it there regardless of whether life is going well or not? Have you found that you are having trouble concentrating or making decisions because of constant apprehension.
    Jul 10, 2020
    Problematic Substance Use: First ask yourself some questions... Do you ever need to use to get you started in the morning or fall asleep at night? Do you feel guilty about your substance/drug use? Do you or a family member think you need to cut back on how much you use? Are you annoyed when other people comment on or criticize your substance/drug habits.


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