The principles of firefighting can be used in maintaining mental health

In the fire department that I grew up in my father was an Assistant Chief, one night after fighting a fire we were back at the fire station and I overheard someone ask my father about why he asked for more resources before arriving on scene. My father explained that as we were approaching theContinue reading “The principles of firefighting can be used in maintaining mental health”

Are you prepared to handle someone with a mental health crisis?

If your best friend called you up and said they want to end their life are you prepared to handle that situation? Almost daily on one of the social media platforms you are likely to find someone asking for recommendations. Maybe they need someone to fix their AC unit, or they are looking for aContinue reading “Are you prepared to handle someone with a mental health crisis?”

My Wife: I forgot to thank her

When I left the firefighting world and began to struggle emotionally with my life not following the path I always thought it would follow it took me a few years to realize what was happening to me, I didn’t know something was wrong, and once I did realize something was not right it took meContinue reading “My Wife: I forgot to thank her”

What comes to your mind when I say mental health?

When I was a young lad growing up I called my brother dork one time in front of my grandma. Grandma could not believe I called him that word, reason being was that in her time as a kid the word dork had a complete different meaning, the word dork was very derogative but overContinue reading “What comes to your mind when I say mental health?”

I learned a valuable lesson…

As a firefighter I always enjoyed learning from the people that had been on the job for a number of years and had gained knowledge from their own experiences. During the training you could ask questions or you might even ask them to provide you with an example of what they were talking about andContinue reading “I learned a valuable lesson…”

Do you know what triggers your anxiety?

I saw a post on social media from Jason Medows of the Ag State of Mind podcast that asked if you knew what your triggers for anxiety are. At first trying to figure out how to answer the question ramped up some anxiety, how do I compose an answer that makes sense and is coherentContinue reading “Do you know what triggers your anxiety?”

Life is just like Geology –

Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure and time – Red The above quote is one of my favorite movie quotes that came from the movie Shawshank Redemption. Dictionary.com website states: the definition of geology as the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of theContinue reading “Life is just like Geology –”