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First Responders

Are you, or is someone you’re worried about, a first responder? There are programs and resources available that were created specifically to address the unique concerns of people in these specialized roles.



First responders are at least twice as likely to suffer from PTSD than the general population. This website offers resources and services for the first responder community to help people understand the various steps of a PTSD program—from managing a crisis to implementing best practices into an existing program.


Self-assessment, self-care

Being on the front line can take a toll on first responders, so no wonder mental health challenges are more common among people in these professions. The first step to getting the care you need is understanding what you’re going through. This website offers self-assessment and self-care tools and resources.


PSPNET (Public Safety Personnel)

This tool is not administered by Nova Scotia Health Authority. Tool Information may be incorrect and/or out of date. Confirm details with the tool provider.

As part of the Government of Canada’s National Action Plan on Posttraumatic Stress Injuries, PSPNET is offering and evaluating Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy, also known as ICBT, specifically tailored for current and former Public...

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