** IMPORTANT NEWS **

At this time, Rotary House Retreat is navigating some rather detailed administrative and structural changes that will solidify and clarify our mission, vision, and goals.  When this process is completed, we will be known by a different name, but will provide the same specialized services and retreat opportunities to First Responders in need. 


Regrettably, we will not be conducting our spring retreat scheduled for March, but we are accepting applications NOW for our fall retreat scheduled for October 20-25.


During this transitional time, we continue to dedicate ourselves to  serving First Responders who are struggling with the stress- and trauma-related symptoms associated with the public safety professions.


YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

There is HELP.  There is HOPE.

RHR RESOURCES

STATISTICS

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First Responder Suicides

2017


Firefighters

95


Emergecy Medical Technicians

16


Law Enforcement Officers

140




First Responder Suicides

2018


Firefighters

50


Emergency Medical Technicians

17




Sources:

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance 

The Badge of Life


Updated:  09/26/2018/smm




It is important to note that although the numbers above reflect verified suicides reported, the actual numbers are estimated to be 40-50% higher.

RECOMMENDED READING

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Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

Dan Willis


The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most

H. Norman Wright


CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Allen R. Kates


Dispatcher Stress: 50 Lessons on Beating the Burnout (Get the Nerve)

Adam Timm and Joe Serio


Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and their Families

Kevin M. Gilmartin


Experiencing Grief

H. Norman Wright


Faces of Combat: PTSD and TBI

Eric Newhouse


The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss

John W. James and Frank Cherry


Helping Others Recover from Losses and Grief

H. Norman Wright


Helping Those in Grief

H. Norman Wright


Helping Traumatized Families

Charles R. Figley


In Harm’s Way: Help for the Wives of Military Men, Police, EMTs, and Firefighters

Aphrodite T. Matsakis


Rural Emergency Response

Daniel Casey and Ellen Leger


Secondary Traumatic Stress

B. Hudnall Stamm


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.


Treating Compassion Fatigue

Charles R. Figley


The Worst is Over

Judith Acosta and Judith Simon Prager


Under the Headset: Surviving Dispatcher Stress

Richard Behr