Give first responders the help they need to continue helping others.
Improve the quality of life for emergency responders with customized, web-based therapy programs—available anytime, anywhere. Police officers. Firefighters. EMTs. Every day, first responders help get survivors away from traumatic situations and onto the path to recovery. The First Response Recovery Toolkit is there for when the challenges of the job start to take their toll.

Guarantee support anytime, anywhere.
The First Response Recovery Toolkit is an interactive, evidence-based treatment program that is tailor-made for first responders suffering from posttraumatic symptoms. Participants begin by assessing how well they’re coping before receiving a personalized program of support to help them manage the challenges of their job—anonymously and at their own pace. The First Response Recovery Toolkit helps employees help themselves, saving your organization time and money in the process.

Scientifically Supported

BlueSun founders are nationally renowned scholars in the field of traumatic stress. Each BlueSun program has a solid foundation in social cognitive theory and cognitive behavioral therapy. The programs employ the same techniques used by trained trauma counselors, making them great resources for use on their own or alongside in-person therapy.

Quality Assured

All BlueSun programs are backed by rigorous clinical trials and user assessments. Early peer-reviewed research indicates improved psychological functioning after use of BlueSun programs, with a noted improvement in stress-related symptoms. Preliminary analyses suggest that BlueSun products decrease worry, stress, and depression and may increase perceptions of social support. (1)

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Deliver personalized solutions for on-the-job stress.

Social Support

Build a personalized social support map and develop a plan to connect with the right people.

Self-talk

Learn to recognize helpful thinking versus thought patterns that negatively affect mood, emotions, and interactions with others.

Relaxation

Minimize physical symptoms such as muscle tension, rapid heartbeat, and excess sweating by learning simple relaxation and calming techniques.

Unhelpful Coping

Recognize and avoid coping behaviors that threaten recovery, such as physical and emotional isolation, excessive anger, and self-medication through drugs or alcohol.

Triggers

Identify the sounds, smells, or sights that trigger a negative physical or emotional reaction and learn practical ways to manage those responses.

Professional Help

Understand when to seek professional help and learn how to approach a therapist for support.

Make your organization a great place to work.

BlueSun tools cost less per employee than traditional mental health care yet offer greater privacy and self-efficacy.

Customizable

Provide care for all, with programs in multiple languages and culturally sensitive customization available.

Program Support

Receive training from BlueSun trauma experts before implementation.

  1. When compared to usual care. Hurricane Ike trial, 2008

 

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