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Treating Invisible Wounds

April 12, 2019

Responsible for all inpatient care, developing the individualized plan of care for each member throughout their stay at the Center, Medical Director Dr. Abby Morris offers her perspective on helping the fire fighters and paramedics who put their lives on the line every day helping others. Fire fighters are intensely caring human beings, says Morris, […]

Road to Recovery: One IAFF Member’s Journey

April 12, 2019

Meet Ray Glover, a member of Memphis, TN Local 1784. His life is forever changed by seeking treatment at the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery. Here is his story. IAFF: How did your behavioral health problems interfere with your ability to function on or off the job? Glover: I developed […]

Don’t Delay Treatment for PTSD

March 22, 2019

Seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t easy. Even if you accept that you need help, you may still shy away from professional care and hope your circumstances improve. However, the old adage isn’t always true; when it comes to PTSD, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds – not without clinical help. While seeking […]

Trauma, Firefighting and PTSD

March 20, 2019

Where there’s a trauma or tragedy, fire fighters are often the first on the scene. On any given day, you may encounter house fires, car accidents, terrorist attacks and other emergency situations. These encounters can lead to mental health conditions over time, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines […]

Serving Up Recovery

March 11, 2019

For two years, the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has been providing quality care for IAFF members struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety and other behavioral health conditions. Surrounded by other fire fighters, members treated at the Center form an instant bond, forged on a mutual […]

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