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About My Book

Firefighter Emotional Wellness

A training exercise for your heart and mind

Firefighter Emotional Wellness: Reconnecting with Yourself and Others is a boots-on-the-ground self-help book showcasing interviews and wisdom from firefighters and first responder wellness expert Jada Hudson, M.S., LCPC, CADC, RYT-200, TIYT.

Firefighter Emotional Wellness is written specifically for firefighters and those who love them, covering topics like:

  • What It Means to Be Emotionally Well

  • Firefighters: Heroes and Humans

  • What If I Do Not Want to Sort Through My Thoughts?

  • The Overwhelming Experience of Facing Trauma On and Off the Job

  • Needing To Be Needed and Loneliness

  • Becoming Amazing Firefighters

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • When Suicide Hit My Family

  • Practicing Self-Harm

  • First Responder Personality Type and Risk

  • Pediatric Death

  • What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

  • The Difference Between Coping and Resiliency

  • If It Does Not Kill You, Does It Make You Stronger?

  • Nutrition for Mental Health

  • Intentional Actions for Happiness

  • Yoga and Meditation for Trauma and PTSD

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy

  • Making Personal Breakthroughs Using Firefighting Tactics

  • Using Your Unique Strengths in the Brotherhood

  • Healthy Relationships—Premarital and Marriage

  • The First Responder Family

  • The Connection Between Sex and the Emergency Response

  • First Responder Emotional Dangers

  • The Importance of Self-Care for First Responders

  • How the Spouse Can Help

  • The Secret to Better Relationships Is Not What You Think

  • Keys to Emotional Wellness in the Face of a Cancer Diagnosis

  • A Premortem for Life

  • Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology (LOSS) Why Retirees Need to Focus on Emotional Wellness

  • Planning for Your Ideal Retirement

  • The Five Cs of Successful Aging

. . . and much more.

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Jada Hudson

"Jada takes away the stigma of talking about things like depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicidal ideation."


 – Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, Florida State University.

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