Books & Publications

These organizations have published books and publications geared toward first responder mental health, wellness and resiliency.  If you know of other book or publication that you have found valuable, please connect with a peer and we will add it here.

Burnt Out

Available Online

Written by a former Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue paramedic, Chad Davis - Chad shares the highs, the lows, and everything in between during his career as a paramedic, as well the personal highs and lows. His stories highlight the dance between being fine and burning out, as well as how the system fails to serve those who have dedicated their lives and careers to serving others. More...

The Resilient 911 Professional: A Comprehensive Guide to Surviving & Thriving Together in the 9-1-1 Center

Available on Amazon

Let me start off first with a couple questions to my fellow dispatchers. Have you ever looked at your console and said, “That’s it, I’m done?” Or turned to your partner and noticed they were struggling and you didn’t know what to do or say to help them? You’re not alone. And that’s one of the driving forces behind this book. To let all dispatchers and call-takers know you’re not alone. There is help—in many forms. As you journey through these pages, you will meet several people who have been touched by the 9-1-1 dispatch profession. Some of these people are, or have been, dispatchers themselves. Some are therapists, scientists, and even medical doctors. There are directors, and those who have served in the military. We are your authors.  More...

First Response Resiliency

Free on Apple Books

The goal of this resiliency program is to understand, assess, plan, and apply resiliency practices that manage stress in a manner that fosters personal and professional development. Specific focus is on research-based resiliency methods, assessment, and the physical, psychological, and social systems of resiliency. You will get of this program, what you put into it regarding fully reading the materials and implementing the skills, particularly that of social support.

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement

Order Online

This book addresses the dynamics that can transform within a matter of a few years, idealistic and committed law enforcement officers/employees into cynical, angry individuals who begin having difficulties in both the personal and professional aspects of their lives. It points out how law enforcement personnel develop a social perceptual set that can potentially see employees engaging in inappropriate behavior patterns and decision-making that leads to both administrative and can unfortunately in some personnel lead to criminal difficulties. The basic theme and goal of the book is to provide information that lets the officer/employee see how the deterioration process can take place and what specific preventative strategies can be employed to reduce the negative emotional impact of a law enforcement career.

Always, Only Good

Available on Amazon

From the author: My motivation for writing Always, Only Good has been multi-purposed: to share my son’s journey because of my great love for him; to give others gazing from the sidelines a snapshot view into the life of someone living with mental illness and thereby help them be better supporters; to impart how I personally discovered God is good through and because of mental illness; and to assure those dealing with mental illness that they are not alone.

Crackyl Magazine

CRACKYL is an award-winning health and wellness quarterly magazine published in both print/digital formats and dedicated to meeting the needs of those working in emergency services. It is the number one source of information for and about men and women first responders. CRACKYL is a hybrid between all men and women's health magazines on the market keeping its focus firmly on firefighters as individuals not an industry.

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