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Mental Health Matters
Silence is not an option
Our mission is “to provide information, education, benefits, and representation to the volunteer fire service of the
State of Washington in order to enhance their capabilities and professionalism.”
The WSFFA-sponsored Care Coin was introduced at the 2022 99th
WSFFA Conference and pays particular attention to untreated
conditions of mental illness and suicides in Washington
Per the WSFFA Mission, we are committed to distributing the coin to the greatest degree possible in order to bring awareness and provide hope in times of personal strife.
Every firefighter should have this coin.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the federal agency leading public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
The Suicide & Crisis Hotline provides free and confidential emotional support to those either in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. This os provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
Naturally, firefighters endure many occupational hazards while serving our community, which increases the risk of developing several types of cancers. Luckily, there are necessary precautions that can be taken in order to protect yourselves, along with your entire crew. The Lavender Ribbon Report provides you with those specific steps and can be found below, along with awareness posters that can be utilized as another resource.