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Pilot Study: Exploring Mental Health Needs of First Responders in Arkansas

Approximately 18-37% of first responders meet criteria for PTSD and their risk for suicide is 25 times greater than general populations. But most first responders do not report or seek help for these problems!

WHY?

That’s where we need YOU!  We need to know more about your views of mental health & seeking help.  You are invited to participate in this research study.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

All Firefighters and EMTs/Paramedics in Arkansas

WHAT DO WE WANT TO KNOW?

What the mental health of first responders in AR looks like. And YOUR views about mental health, seeking help for mental health problems and barriers to doing so.

WHAT ARE YOU BEING ASKED TO DO?

There are 2 parts. You can participate in one or both parts:

  • Complete an online survey about your mental health. It is HIPAA-compliant, completely anonymous, & will take approx. 30-45 minutes to complete.  Click HERE to learn more information about the survey.
  • Participate in an individual interview with the researcher. It will last approx. 1-2 hours & you will be reimbursed for your time. Click HERE for more information about the interview.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dr. Sara Jones
501-526-7846
SLJones@uams.edu

If you are actively feeling suicidal, please call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-8255

For currently available mental health services in your area, CLICK HERE (coming soon).