Amat victoria coram ~ victory loves preparation~~ Wildland Fire-Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Wildland Firefighter Suicide. #firecide

Joined January 2019
Replying to @wildfiretoday
Must be a slow winter for the nonproducers.
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How much easier would life be if I weren’t an addict; #Mentalhealth #soberposse But again: If life was easy would I be an addict… #soberaf #MentalHealthAwareness
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The instinct is to isolate, but what we need is a team.
They want us to sacrifice our well being to the point of death, and then when death brings the bill they want us to pay for that too. These are not new revelations, but reminders of why organizations like the @wffoundation even exist in the first place!!
Big thanks to @bri_sacks and @buzzfeednews for working to show the hardships @forestservice @DOIWildlandFire firefighters face when injured on the job. It's not right, and contributes to depression, suicide, divorce and hurts recruitment and retention. buzzfeednews.com/article/bri…
We discovered we are powerless within ourselves, and came to believe a power greater ourselves could make us whole if we turn our care and will over to it. “Higher Power”
"Self-awareness is healthy and useful. Self-consciousness is harmful and limiting. The difference is judgement." leadershipfreak.blog/2021/07…
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Replying to @WFLeaders
Fear, self worth, ego, and all the improper cultural of self induced heroism. It hurts the culture… see statistics of PTSD, suicide, and substance abuse in our ranks. How many of these stories do we hear?
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Listening: “This ability to listen is a gift and grows as we grow spiritually life takes on a new meaning when we open ourselves to this gift." Just for Today: I will quiet my own thoughts and listen to what someone else is saying.
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Just for Today: I will call my defects by their true names. If I have trouble doing this, I will ask for help.
Honesty. Open-mindedness. Willing. ~ it’s how we do it
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Replying to @WFLeaders
We’re either working on recovery Or We’re working on relapse
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The first three steps: 1. I can’t. 2. He can. 3. I think I’ll let him.
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Just for Today: I will keep my priorities in order. Number One on the list is my recovery.
Just for Today: I seek the freedom from isolation and loneliness that intimacy brings. Today, I will get to know "the real me" by taking a personal inventory, and I will practice being completely honest with another person.
Addiction will dress like a deer and kill like a Lion. #MentalHealthAwareness
Just for Today: I will seek to improve my conscious contact with the Higher Power that cares for me. When the need arises, I know I will be able to trust in that care.
Just for Today: I will allow knowledge of my true nature to guide my actions. Today, I will face the world as myself.
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Just for Today: Each moment is special. I will pay attention, grateful for my responsibilities and the special joys they bring.
Off season can be daunting. Be sure to invest in yourself. Mentally & Physically image.boxrox.com/2015/07/dbd…
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All one needs to know about a higher power is: 1. There is one 2. It ain’t you