A collection of blogs and podcasts featuring first responder mental health as their primary topic. We have also included individual posts and episodes from non-mental health related blogs and podcasts that focus on first responder mental health. The blogs and podcasts are listed in roughly alphabetical order by blog/podcast name. Podcasts may be hosted on more than one platform.
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Behind The Shield - Podcast
Podcast hosted by firefighter/paramedic James Geering. Covers a number of topics related to first responder wellness, including nutrition, exercise, trauma/PTSD, addiction, and sleep deprivation. James has a very wide variety of guest hosts on, approaching wellness from varying perspectives.
Behind The Shield - Blog
Blog by firefighter/paramedic James Geering. Updates are sporadic. Topics cover a variety of issues related to first responder wellness, including both physical wellness and mental wellness.
Checking In Podcast
Discontinued, But Good To Listen To – Checking In is hosted by Craig Luecke. Firefighters and EMS professionals and their families must have the resources to deal with the various complications that their jobs can bring to their lives, especially issues regarding emotional and psychological stress. This podcast series talks about the issues surrounding stress injury and PTSD with our first responders.
CopThink Podcast Episode 3: Chris Caulkins on Suicide Prevention [Part 1] – Dr. Chris Caulkins discusses facts and statistics about suicide and first-responders. He also talks about suicide risk factors and myths with host Brian Casey.
The goal of Laudable is to harness the power of social media to create a safe space and promote mental wellness and self care in the first responder community and in society as a whole. We hope you join us in helping each other, one post at a time.
Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.
A Medic's Mind Podcast
Written by Matthew, a 13 year paramedic and 6 year army medic who was diagnosed with PTSD and major depressive disorder in 2017.
A documentary show that focuses on Firefighter traditions, culture, and being a Firefighter. We are a nonprofit platform made up of all Firefighters dedicated to keeping the positive culture alive in the fire service.
Over a Cup is a weekly podcast series for first responders hosted by Ali Rothrock. This podcast talks about mental health, recovery, and resources available to get and stay well.
The Overrun Podcast
The Overrun is a website and podcast that discusses and encourages progressive EMS and pre-hospital medicine. The show is the genesis of a network of podcasts and educational offerings to the EMS profession
Paramedic Nat’s Mental Health Journey – A blog from Canadian paramedic Natalie about her experiences with PTSD and recovery.
PTSD Bunker Gear For Your Brain Podcast
PTSD: Bunker Gear for your Brain is a fresh new look at an old disorder that very few understand. It takes a different, and straight approach to learning a subject that many dare not speak of.
Rescue the Rescuer
Rescue the Rescuer is a podcast that focuses on issues like addiction, PTSD, and relationship failure in first responders and how to fix them.
Rescue the Rescuer
Blog from Sarah W. Gaer, suicide preventionist, author, and speaker who focuses on working with first responders and men.
Resilience is an Act of Rebellion | Ali Rothrock | TEDxPSU
TEDx Talk by Ali Rothrock. Ali is an author, activist and speaker who has given over 450 presentations nationwide. Ali has worked as a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor and has enjoyed thirteen years in the volunteer fire service. She is the CEO and Lead Instructor of On the Job and Off, an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders.
Hosted by Jon Sanders, a firefighter/EMT and fire chaplain. The Up Talk Podcast is focused on helping eliminating the stigma around the emotional, mental, and spiritual issues first responders and their families face.
What's Your Emergency Podcast
The podcast that responds to all emergencies on, and off, the job. This podcast aims to step in and handle your emergencies, be it by answering questions about how or why Fire, Police or Paramedics respond, act or work in certain ways, or by addressing the emergencies of those who respond to yours.
Within The Trenches Podcast
Within the Trenches is a podcast by a former 911 dispatcher featuring the stories of other 911 dispatchers. The podcast is not specifically about mental health. However, it frequently features discussions of traumatic calls/situations that the guests dispatchers have dealt with.
Your Oxygen Mask First Podcast
Your Oxygen Mask First is focused on helping those in the “helping professions” (public safety/first responders, medical, military, etc.) find resources to not only survive the work they do, but also help them live their best lives possible at the same time.