Did you know that more firefighters & police officers die by suicide than in the line of duty?

The secret is out.  The thing that many of the public servants that you love know, but aren’t talking about, is that mental health for public servants is a serious battle.

Our goal is to shine the light on this struggle, advocate for more resources and training for public servants, and to provide resources for public servants and the places in which they serve.

Booking Now: Tommy would love to come talk to your group about the realities of mental health challenges that must be faced by public servants.  Schedule Tommy today!

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The OAPFF Peer Support Team will guide members who are struggling to resources which may be helpful in the path toward gaining assistance.  Peer Support Team members have been trained in therapeutic communication, crisis intervention, and community resource networking.

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FBHA’s goal is to provide behavioral health workshops to fire departments, EMS and Dispatch organizations across the globe, focusing on behavioral health awareness with a strong emphasis towards suicide prevention and promoting resources available to firefighters/EMS/Dispatch and their families.

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Tommy’s Story

Lieutenant Tommy Bolin is a 27 year veteran in the fire service near Columbus, OH.  He has served faithfully and well near the community that he grew up in and has loved his whole life.

Tommy is the prototypical fireman … loving, caring, tough, strong, the life-of-the-party.

But, a major part of his story was that he kept hidden was his battle with anxiety, depression and PTSD.  Like many other firefighters, alcohol became a major coping mechanism, and it led him down some very dark roads. For many years, he suffered in silence.

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“In a field where the importance of mental resilience is often overlooked, Lt. Bolin’s thematic focus was a breath of fresh air. His seamless integration of personal anecdotes and life experiences with universal lessons on overcoming challenges left an indelible impression.”

Dean Ortlieb
Fire Chief, Urbana Fire Division

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