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First Responder Resiliency Project: Articles

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The following articles can be accessed on-site at the IFSI Library. IFSI employees can access the articles remotely with the UIUC NET ID and password. Non-IFSI/UI employees will have to request copies of the articles via interlibrary loan from their home public library. If you have questions about accessing these articles, please contact the IFSI Library.

  • Alcohol use among firefighters in the Central United States
    • Haddock, C. K., Jahnke, S. A., Poston, W. C., Jitnarin, N., Kaipust, C. M., Tuley, B., & Hyder, M. L. (2012). Alcohol use among firefighters in the Central United States. Occupational Medicine, 62(8), 661-664.
  • Alcohol use problems, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicide risk among trauma-exposed firefighters
    • Bing-Canar, H., Ranney, R. M., McNett, S., Tran, J. K., Berenz, E. C., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2019). Alcohol use problems, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicide risk among trauma-exposed firefighters. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 207(3), 192-198.
  • Career prevalence and correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters
    • Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Hagan, C. R., & Joiner, T. E. (n.d). Career prevalence and correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters. Journal Of Affective Disorders, 187, 163-171.
  • Firefighters, critical incidents, and drinking to cope: The adequacy of unit-level performance resources as a source of vulnerability and protection
    • Bacharach, S. B., Bamberger, P. A., & Doveh, E. (2008). Firefighters, Critical incidents, and drinking to cope: The adequacy of unit-level performance resources as a source of vulnerability and protection. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 93(1), 155-169.
  • Alcohol use and suicidality in firefighters: Associations with depressive symptoms and posttraumatic stress
    • Martin, C. E., Vujanovic, A. A., Paulus, D. J., Bartlett, B., Gallagher, M. W., & Tran, J. K. (2017). Alcohol use and suicidality in firefighters: Associations with depressive symptoms and posttraumatic stress. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 74, 44-52.
  • The unique and interactive effects of anxiety sensitivity and emotion dysregulation in relation to posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms among trauma-exposed firefighters
    • Paulus, D. J., Gallagher, M. W., Bartlett, B. A., Tran, J., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). The unique and interactive effects of anxiety sensitivity and emotion dysregulation in relation to posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms among trauma-exposed firefighters. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 84, 54-61.
  • Anxiety sensitivity and suicide risk among firefighters: A test of the depression-distress amplification model
    • Stanley, I. H., Smith, L. J., Boffa, J. W., Tran, J. K., Schmidt, N. B., Joiner, T. E., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). Anxiety sensitivity and suicide risk among firefighters: A test of the depression-distress amplification model. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 84, 39-46.
  • Career prevalence and correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters
    • Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Hagan, C. R., & Joiner, T. E. (2015). Career prevalence and correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187, 163-171.
  • Correlates of suicidality in firefighter/EMS personnel
    • Martin, C. E., Tran, J. K., & Buser, S. J. (2017). Correlates of suicidality in firefighter/EMS personnel. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 177-183.
  • Duty-related trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms in professional firefighters
    • Lee, J. H., Lee, D., Kim, J., Jeon, K., & Sim, M. (2017). Duty-related trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms in professional firefighters. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 133-141.
  • Examining physical and sexual abuse histories as correlates of suicide risk among firefighters
    • Hom, M. A., Matheny, N. L., Stanley, I. H., Rogers, M. L., Cougle, J. R., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Examining physical and sexual abuse histories as correlates of suicide risk among firefighters. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 672-681.
  • The influence of exposure to natural disasters on depression and PTSD symptoms among firefighters
    • Pennington, M. L., Carpenter, T. P., Synett, S. J., Torres, V. A., Teague, J., Morissette, S. B., ... Gulliver, S. B. (2017). The influence of exposure to natural disasters on depression and PTSD symptoms among firefighters. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 33(1), 102-108.
  • Occupational stress and suicidality among firefighters: Examining the buffering role of distress tolerance
    • Stanley, I. H., Boffa, J. W., Smith, L. J., Tran, J. K., Schmidt, N. B., Joiner, T. E., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). Occupational stress and suicidality among firefighters: Examining the buffering role of distress tolerance. Psychiatry Research, 266, 90-96.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicide risk in male firefighters: The mediating role of anxiety sensitivity
    • Boffa, J. W., Stanley, I. H., Smith, L. J., Mathes, B. M., Tran, J. K., Buser, S. J., ... Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and suicide risk in male firefighters: The mediating role of anxiety sensitivity. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206(3), 179-186.
  • Self-compassion buffers the link between self-criticism and depression in trauma-exposed firefighters
    • Kaurin, A., Schönfelder, S., & Wessa, M. (2018). Self-compassion buffers the link between self-criticism and depression in trauma-exposed firefighters. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65(4), 453-462.
  • The impact of trauma exposure on the development of PTSD and psychological distress in a volunteer fire service
    • Milligan-Saville, J., Choi, I., Deady, M., Scott, P., Tan, L., Calvo, R. A., ... Harvey, S. B. (2018). The impact of trauma exposure on the development of PTSD and psychological distress in a volunteer fire service. Psychiatry Research. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.06.058
  • The role of occupational identity in negotiating traumatic experiences: The case of a rural fire department
    • Richardson, B. K. & James, E. P. (2017). The role of occupational identity in negotiating traumatic experiences: The case of a rural fire department. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45(3), 313-332. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2017.1320573
  • Understanding mental health among military veterans in the fire service
    • Bartlett, B. A., Smith, L. J., Tran, J. K., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). Understanding mental health among military veterans in the fire service. Psychiatry Research, 267, 394-399.
  • Wildland firefighters and suicide risk: Examining the role of social disconnectedness
    • Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Gai, A. R., & Joiner, T. E. (2018). Wildland firefighters and suicide risk: Examining the role of social disconnectedness. Psychiatry Research, 266, 269-274.
  • Cultivating the compassionate self against depression: An exploration of processes of change
    • Matos, M., Duarte, J., Duarte, C., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Gilbert, P. (2018). Cultivating the compassionate self against depression: An exploration of processes of change. European Psychiatry, 41(S), 356.
  • Describing the mental health profile of first responders: A systemic review
    • Jones, S. (2017). Describing the mental health profile of first responders: A systemic review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 23(3), 200-214.
  • Differences in psychiatric symptoms and barriers to mental health care between volunteer and career firefighters
    • Stanley, I. H., Boffa, J. W., Hom, M. A., Kimbrel, N. A., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Differences in psychiatric symptoms and barriers to mental health care between volunteer and career firefighters. Psychiatry Research, 247, 236-242.
  • Examining anxiety sensitivity as a mediator of the association between PTSD symptoms and suicide risk among women firefighters
    • Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Spencer-Thomas, S., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Examining anxiety sensitivity as a mediator of the association between PTSD symptoms and suicide risk among women firefighters. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 50, 94-102.
  • Extinguishing stigma: An examination of firefighter stress, social supports, and attitudes towards psychological help for behavioral health
    • Isaac, G. (2012). Extinguishing stigma: An examination of firefighter stress, social supports, and attitudes towards psychological help for behavioral health (Master's Thesis). The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Firefighter-paramedic with posttraumatic stress disorder, horrific images, and depression: A clinical case study
    • Gramlich, M.A. & Neer, S. M. (2018). Firefighter-paramedic with posttraumatic stress disorder, horrific images, and depression: A clinical case study. Clinical Case Studies, 17(3), 150-165.
  • Firefighters and traumatic stress: A review
    • Fraess-Phillips, A., Wagner, S., & Harris, R. L. (2017). Firefighters and traumatic stress: A review. International Journal of Emergency Services, 6(1), 67-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-10-2016-0020
  • Firefighters, posttraumatic stress disorder and barriers to treatment: Results from a nationwide total population survey
    • Kim, J. E., Dager, S. R., Jeong, H. S., Ma, J., Park, S., Kim, J., ... Lyoo, I. K. (2018). Firefighters, posttraumatic stress disorder and barriers to treatment: Results from a nationwide total population survey. PLoS ONE, 13(1), 1-14.
  • How to be a better firefighter? A guideline to improve your performance, taking care of your physical and mental health
    • Meneses, C., Sierra, J., Porres, C., Vela, L., Guzman, C., Hernandez, M., ... Kurtz, L. (2018). How to be a better firefighter? A guideline to improve your performance, taking care of your physical and mental health [abstract]. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 75(S).
  • Is love all you need? The effects of emotional culture, suppression, and work-family conflict on firefighter risk-taking and health
    • O'Neill, O. A. & Rothbard, N. P. (2017). Is love all you need? The effects of emotional culture, suppression, and work-family conflict on firefighter risk-taking and health. Academy of Management Journal, 60(1), 78-108.
  • Role of resilience in mindfulness training for first responders
    • Kaplan, J. B., Bergman, A. L., Christopher, M., Bowen, S., & Hunsinger, M. (2017). Role of resilience in mindfulness training for first responders. Mindfulness, 8, 1373-1380. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0713-2
  • Main and interactive effects of depression and posttraumatic stress in relation to alcohol dependence among urban male firefighters
    • Paulus, D. J., Vujanovic, A. A., Schuhmann, B. B., Smith, L. J., & Tran, J. (2017). Main and interactive effects of depression and posttraumatic stress in relation to alcohol dependence among urban male firefighters. Psychiatry Research, 215, 69-75.
  • Maladaptive self-appraisals before trauma exposure predict posttraumatic stress disorder
    • Bryant, R. A. & Guthrie, R. M. (2007). Maladaptive self-appraisals before trauma exposure predict posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 812-815.
  • The amplification of common somatic symptoms by posttraumatic stress disorder in firefighters
    • Milligan-Saville, J. S., Paterson, H. M., Harkness, E. L., Marsh, A. M., Dobson, M., Kemp, R. I., ... Harvey, S. B. (2017). The amplification of common somatic symptoms by posttraumatic stress disorder in firefighters. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 142-148.
  • Occupational stress and mental health symptoms: Examining the moderating effect of work recovery strategies in firefighters
    • Sawhney, G., Jennings, K. S., Britt, T. W., & Sliter, M. T. (2017). Occupational stress and mental health symptoms: Examining the moderating effect of work recovery strategies in firefighters. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000091
  • Occupational stress and suicidality among firefighters: Examining the buffering role of distress tolerance
    • Stanley, I. H., Boffa, J. W., Smith, L. J., Tran, J. K., Schmidt, N. B., Joiner, T. E., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2018). Occupational stress and mental health symptoms: Examining the moderating effect of work recovery strategies in firefighters. Psychiatry Research, 266, 90-96.
  • PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters
    • Boffa, J. W., Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Norr, A. M., Joiner, T. E., & Schmidt, N. B. (2017). PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 84, 277-283.
  • Reducing stigma in mental health through digital storytelling
    • Davidson, T., Moreland, A., Bunnell, B. E., Winkelmann, J., Hamblen, J. L., & Ruggiero, K. J. (2018). Reducing Stigma in Mental Health Through Digital Storytelling. In B. Canfield, & H. Cunningham (Eds.), Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health (pp. 169-183). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-3808-0.ch007
  • The effect of the mental health improvement programs in firefighters
    • Choi, T. Y., Kim, J., Lee, J., Chang, S., & Jung, S. (2017). The effect of the mental health improvement programs in firefighters. 25th European Congress of Psychiatry / European Psychiatry, 415, S357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.02.346
  • The impact of emotional labor on the severity of PTSD symptoms in firefighters
    • Park, H., Kim, J. I., Oh, S., & Kim, J.-H. (2018). The impact of emotional labor on the severity of PTSD symptoms in firefighters. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 83, 53-58.
  • The influence of exposure to natural disasters on depression and PTSD symptoms among firefighters
    • Pennington, M. L., Carpenter, T. P., Synett, S. J., Torres, V. A., Teague, J., Morissette, S. B., ... Gulliver, S. B. (2018). The influence of exposure to natural disasters on depression and PTSD symptoms among firefighters. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 33(1), 102-108.
  • Making meaning in the wake of trauma: Resilience and redemption
    • McAdams, D. P. & Jones, B. K. (2017). Making meaning in the wake of trauma: Resilience and redemption. In E. M. Altmaier (Ed.), Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 3-16). Boston, MA: Academic Press.
  • Coping strategies as mediators in relation to resilience and posttraumatic stress disorder
    • Thompson, N. J., Fiorillo, D., Rothbaum, B. O., Ressler, K. J., & Michopoulos, V. (2018). Coping strategies as mediators in relation to resilience and posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225, 153-159.
  • Correlation between interferon γ and interleukin 6 with PTSD and resilience
    • Bruenig, D., Mehta, D., Morris, C. P., Lawford, B., Harvey, W., Young, R. M., & Voisey, J. (2018). Correlation between interferon γ and interleukin 6 with PTSD and resilience. Psychiatry Research, 260, 193-198.
  • Development of recommendations and guidelines for strengthening resilience in emergency department nurses
    • Allen, R. C. & Palk, G. (2018). Development of recommendations and guidelines for strengthening resilience in emergency department nurses. Traumatology, 24(2), 148-156.
  • Impact of applied suicide intervention skills training on resilience and suicide risk in army reserve units
    • Smith-Osborne, A. & Maleku, A. (2017). Impact of applied suicide intervention skills training on resilience and suicide risk in army reserve units. Traumatology, 23(1), 49-55.
  • Predictive validity and correlates of self-assessed resilience among U.S. Army soldiers
    • Campbell-Sills, L., Kessler, R. C., Ursano, R. J., Sun, X., Taylor, C. T., Heeringa, S. G., ... Stein, M. B. (2017). Predictive validity and correlates of self-assessed resilience among U.S. Army soldiers. Depression and Anxiety, 35, 122-131.
  • Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study
    • Isaacs, K., Mota, N. P., Tsai, J., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Cook, J. M., Kirwin, P. D., ... Pietrzak, R. H. (2017). Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 84, 301-309.
  • Psychological resilience is associated with more intact social functioning in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression
    • Wingo, A. P., Briscione, M., Norrholm, S. D., Jovanovic, T., McCullough, S. A., Skelton, K., & Bradley, B. (2017). Psychological resilience is associated with more intact social functioning in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Psychiatry Research, 249, 206-211.
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology of resilience: An overview
    • De Sousa, A., Shrivastava, A., & Nemeroff, C. B. (2018). Psychoneuroendocrinology of Resilience: An Overview. In A. Javed & K. Fountoulakis (Eds.), Advances in Psychiatry (pp. 461-469). Cham: Springer.
  • Resilience and knowledge of PTSD symptoms in military spouses
    • Zwanziger, T., Anderson, C., Lewis, J., Ferreira, R., & Figley, C. (2017). Resilience and knowledge of PTSD symptoms in military spouses. Traumatology, 23(1), 43-48.
  • Resilience and trauma: Expanding definitions, uses, and contexts
    • McCleary, J. & Figley, C. (2017). Resilience and trauma: Expanding definitions, uses, and contexts. Traumatology, 23(1), 1-3.
  • Sleep in PTSD: Conceptual model and novel directions in brain-based research and interventions
    • Germain, A., McKeon, A. B., & Campbell, R. L. (2017). Sleep in PTSD: Conceptual model and novel directions in brain-based research and interventions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 14, 84-89.
  • Structural brain correlates of resilience to traumatic stress in Dutch police officers
    • van der Werff, S. J. A., Elzinga, B. M., Smit, A. S., & van der Wee, N. J. A. (2017). Structural brain correlates of resilience to traumatic stress in Dutch police officers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 85, 172-178.
  • The mediation effect of PTSD, perceived job stress and resilience on the relationship between trauma exposure and the development of depression and alcohol use problems in Korean firefighters: A cross-sectional study
    • Kim, J. I., Park, H., & Kim, J.-H. (2018). The mediation effect of PTSD, perceived job stress and resilience on the relationship between trauma exposure and the development of depression and alcohol use problems in Korean firefighters: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 229, 450-455.
  • The neuroscience of resilience
    • Hunter, R. G., Gray, J. D., & McEwen, B. S. (2018). The neuroscience of resilience. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(2), 305-339.
  • Trajectories of resilience and dysfunction following potential trauma: A review and statistical evaluation
    • Galatzer-Levy, I. R., Huang, S. H., & Bonanno, G. A. (2018). Trajectories of resilience and dysfunction following potential trauma: A review and statistical evaluation. Clinical Psychology Review, 63, 41-55.
  • Understanding resilience and preventing and treating PTSD
    • Horn, S. R. & Feder, A. (2018). Understanding resilience and preventing and treating PTSD. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 26(3), 158-174.
  • Workplace belongingness, distress, and resilience in emergency service workers
    • Shakespeare-Finch, J. & Daley, E. (2017). Workplace belongingness, distress, and resilience in emergency service workers. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(1), 32-35.
  • The role of disclosure attitudes in the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity and perceived social support among emergency service workers
    • Köhler, M., Schäfer, H., Goebel, S., & Pedersen, A. (2018). The role of disclosure attitudes in the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity and perceived social support among emergency service workers. Psychiatry Research, 270, 602-610.

 

Articles at the Library

These articles are from recent fire service periodicals and are available in print at the IFSI Library. You may also request electronic copies of articles.

  • "A Firefighter's Silent Killer: Suicide," Paul J Antonellis and Denise Thompson
    • Fire Engineering, Dec. 2012
  • "Helping Mentally Distressed Firefighters Help Themselves," Connie Pignataro
    • Fire Engineering, Vol. 166, Issue 4 - April 2013
  • "Firefighter Behavioral Health: First Aid for Us," David S. Castleman
    • Fire Engineering, Vol. 169, Issue 7 - July 2016 
  • "Firefighter Mental Health: The Job is Killing Us," Jeremy Hurd
    • Fire Engineering, Dec. 2016
  • "Strategies for Preventing Suicides in the Fire Service," Dena M Ali
    • Fire Engineering, Dec. 2016
  • "Behavioral Health Training for Fire Rescue Personnel," Bryan L Stienkopf, et. al
    • Fire Engineering, Dec. 2016
  • "EMS Responder Becomes a Patient," Glenn Corbett
    • Fire Engineering, Dec. 2016
  • "Our Problem," Bobby Halton
    • Fire Engineering, Jan. 2014
  • "Can Peer Support Prevent Firefighter Suicide?," Dena Ali
    • Fire Engineering, Nov. 2017
  • "Legal and Psychological Effects of Workplace Harassment," John K. Murphy and Beth L. Murphy
    • Fire Engineering, March 2010

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