Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and OthersJada Hudson
Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others
By Jada Hudson
Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others is a training exercise for your heart and mind. It’s an excellent, evidence-based self-help book with boots on the ground sharing interviews with firefighters and how they adapt.
“You are looking at a critical part of your success as a first responder and human being, and it doesn’t mean that you will have perfect understanding right away – or ever, but what it means is you will begin to find tools that help you grapple with what you have seen.” – Jada Hudson
“By sharing personal stories of her clients’ emotional wellness struggles, Jada Hudson takes away the stigma of talking about things like depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation,” said Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, an academic psychologist, author and professor of psychology, Florida State University. “Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others is a must-read for every academy recruit, newlywed, leader, retiree, spouse, and individual who wants to become or remain emotionally well.”
“Jada Hudson’s years of critically important work with counseling first responders has come full circle in this book. Her insight, guidance and examination of the issues facing the men and women on the front lines is both remarkable and humbling. This book should be a must read for any first responder or medical professional.” - Dr. Robert Langman, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago
“I highly recommend this book for first responders, peer support programs, chaplains and clinicians,” said Dr. Joel Fay, who teaches intervention, case law, PTSD, Suicide by Cop and Self Care for Sacramento PD CIT. “Jada Hudson brings a considerable wealth of information regarding the mental health and treatment of first responders. She covers a broad range of topics including PTSD, suicide, stress and trauma, resiliency, and treatment. She shares her professional knowledge and writes from her personal experience and the book is richer for it.”
“Jada Hudson draws upon her personal and professional experience as well as research and theory in writing Firefighter Emotional Wellness, a book that is timely and important,” says Dr. Stanley McCracken, author, and lecturer (ret.), The University of Chicago. “Just as first responders drill to prepare them for the physical demands of their jobs, reading this book should be considered a preparation for the emotional demands they will face.”
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Jada does an excellent job at taking evidence based principles and turning them into practical tips to improve firefighter mental health and overall well-being! She’s an excellent speaker and very personable. Her book is a great resource for any first responder or wellness division!
This book is written in a way that is easy to follow and understand. I enjoy that you can turn to any chapter that interests you and not feel lost. The information is relatable and I truly appreciate Jada sharing some of her personal stories. Thank you for a great resource!
The book is an excellent guide to helping yourself and others Very easy to relate to
LOVED the book! Jada does an amazing job at explaining fire fighter behavioral health concerns in an easy to understand way. I also loved the stories she added to reinforce the concept being explained. As a clinician who works with fire fighters, this is a book I will recommend over and over again!
The author clearly has a lot of experience working with Firefighters and combines that with mental health and suicide prevention by researching her topic fully. An excellent book that should be in every fire department. Thomas Joiner’s theories are integrated into the book and he is a specialist in suicide and who is at risk. Written in a engaging style and I felt I had learned so much reading this book. I recommend this book highly.