Stress-Related Mental Health Issues in Emergency Responders First Receivers Disaster Workers and Their Families
InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. (2014). Stress-Related Mental Health Issues in Emergency Responders, First Receivers, Disaster Workers, and Their Families.
This document discusses the need for improved operational approaches to the detection of stress and mitigation of stress-induced mental health disorders in emergency responders and disaster workers. It makes six recommendations, including the need for emergency response departments, agencies, and organizations to provide access to behavioral and mental health programs for their responders and receivers, and their immediate family members, whenever needed.