Mental Health Awareness Month

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May 14, 2021

Behavioral Health & Suicide Awareness Month



May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To help bring this topic out of the shadows, we are calling on all California fire departments to participate in a Behavioral Health and Suicide Awareness Safety Stand Down.

During the week of May 17th through May 21st,  we recommend that you take at least 10 minutes aside to speak to your crews, with a Captains permission, and set aside time to conduct exercises and initiate a conversation on mental wellness.

Please click HERE to read the Safety Stand down talking points and firefighter resources.

Please click HERE to view a list of our trained Peer Support Members.

Please click HERE to watch a video prepared by LAFD for the Safety Stand Down.

We also encourage members to visit useful links under Peer Support on the UFLAC Website.