First is a health app specifically designed for first responders like police officers, firefighters, medical professionals, EMS workers, search and rescue specialists, and military personnel. These individuals constantly put themselves in stressful situations to help and protect others, but often don't have the time, energy, or resources they need to take care of themselves. With thousands of emergency workers worldwide experiencing symptoms like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, it's time for a change in how we approach traumatic situations and self-care.
With First, first responders of all types can track missions or calls they've responded to, evaluate stress levels, and learn about how to protect themselves from stress injuries in the line of duty. With research-based self-assessment tools and injury prevention techniques, First can help you stay happier and healthier while you keep saving others. And if you do find yourself reacting to a traumatic event, First will make sure you take care of yourself so you can get back into the field again faster.
Record all of the calls and missions you respond to by entering in some quick information about each one every time you get back home. Reflecting on stressful calls is a great way to raise your own self-awareness about how events might have impacted you.
Keep an eye on your stress levels to avoid feelings of burnout, anxiety, or depression. By constantly evaluating how you're doing, you can make better decisions about when to respond, and when to take some time for yourself.
Listen to podcasts, read about stress injuries, and discover everything you need to know about how to protect yourself in traumatic situations.