Greetings Providers!
Thank you for
the work you do for
our UP communities
November Newsletter
  • Giveaway
  • Preventing Compassion Fatigue
  • Save the Date
  • EMS/Fire- Free CEU's: Wellbeing & Trainings
  • Provider Toolkit (PDF)
  • November Trivia
Winners of October's Giveaway:
-Ariel Miron, Phoenix House
-Annalise Polkinghorn, Pathways
-Mike Gaunt, Phoenix House

Thank you for your hard work for our communities!
Congratulations to Alexandra for winning August's trivia- she won a $25 gift card! We love to support local businesses!

The answer to the trivia is:
37% of fire/EMS professionals have contemplated suicide, which is 10X the national average!
To be entered to win a $25 gift card, answer this month's trivia question at the bottom of the newsletter!
Book Bundle Giveaway!
Enter to win a of copy of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, a copy of Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps the Score, and a gift card for a cafe!
Preventing Compassion Fatigue
Check in with yourself and with your coworkers. How can you take care of yourself?

Click image to access symptom checklist
Save the Date
U.P. Parent Support Network
Are you a parent or caretaker of a child who struggles with a mental health problem? You're not alone. Join this support group so that you can better care for yourself!

First Responders & Mental Health
First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal

Learn more about signs of stress and stress management including additional resources and online trainings. First responders face an increased risk of experiencing behavioral health issues including mental illnesses and substance use disorders....

Read more
Working on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis
-Provides evidence-based coping strategies, resources, and exercises to help mitigate the stressors from responding to opioid overdose calls.
-Free, 1-hour long course
-1 CEU from CAPCE
Service to Self- Training
-Occupational stressors, mental health & substance use issues, resilience, and stress management for Fire/EMS
-1 CEU from CAPCE
Self-Care for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders- Podcast
Provides information, best practices, and tools that enable first responders to identify and manage stress and secondary traumatic stress through workplace structures and self-care practices
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to DialHelp at
906-482-9077 or by texting 906-356-3337

If you know of an EMS/fire professional who would be interested in taking a course about assisting others and themselves in regards to mental health and substance abuse, please refer them to this website to register for Mental Health First Aid- EMS/Fire:
Provider Toolkit Available Online
One of the large projects of the Beyond the Save grant has been creating a Provider Toolkit to distribute across the UP.

A digital copy is available now on our website! You can download and review this important information about Substance Misuse and the resources available to in the UP. Share with anyone who you think might benefit from the info contained in this toolkit.

After reviewing, please complete our evaluation survey and share your thoughts with us.
Win a $25 gift card by answering trivia! Answers will be shared in December's newsletter!
November Trivia
What are your best tips for managing compassion fatigue?
Great Lakes Recovery Centers is working with MiREMS, Dial Help, NorthCare Network, Marquette-Alger EMS Medical Control Authority, and our partners - the UP Coalition Network to reduce opioid deaths and overdose across the Upper Peninsula. 
This project and website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.