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How First Responders Can Cope with Survivor’s Guilt in a Healthier Way

How First Responders Can Cope with Survivor’s Guilt in a Healthier Way

Survivor’s guilt is a difficult emotion to overcome for first responders. They often struggle to deal with the emotional piece of realizing someone they tried to save is injured or did not survive and they couldn’t save them. Sometimes with the best intentions, they cannot save their lives, even if they are there when they take their last breath. The… Read More
How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

The road to recovery and sobriety is different for each person. Women struggle differently than men and mothers have particular sets of challenges others may not. Depending on who they have helping them, they may be single parents, widowed, married, partnered with someone, and many variations in between. Exploring how to practice self-care on top of caring for themselves in… Read More
Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

There is an old saying that the body may be willing but the flesh is weak. When it comes to people in recovery from addiction, The mind, body, and spirit can feel weak, disillusioned, frustrated, afraid, and many other emotions in rehab. Detox can be draining, followed by weeks or months of rehab work, and then the period of aftercare… Read More

Strive Health and VFR Healthcare Partner with Risk and Return to Expand Efforts to Serve VA, DoD, and Federal and State Government Agencies

VFR Healthcare Partners with Risk and Return to Expand Efforts to Serve VA, DoD, and Federal and State Government Agencies. Continue Reading Strive Health and VFR Healthcare Partner with Risk and Return to Expand Efforts to Serve VA, DoD, and Federal and State Government Agencies

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What to Do When an Air Force Spouse Has Addiction

What to Do When an Air Force Spouse Has Addiction

Air Force servicemen and women, along with veterans no longer on active duty, can be susceptible to addiction. Mental health issues are also on the rise for people serving in the military because of trauma, transition stress, and other issues they face on the job. They may serve long tours away from family, separated from their loved ones, kids, and… Read More
Tips for First Responders to Handle Stress and PTSD Symptoms on the Job

Tips for First Responders to Handle Stress and PTSD Symptoms on the Job

First responders have a tough job. They deal with stress and trauma on a daily basis as part of their work. They may already have dealt with stress in their life before becoming a first responder but sometimes PTSD happens after experiencing and witnessing as much trauma as they do. The culture of working as a first responder can be… Read More