And don’t forget about acknowledging your own problems. Sometimes it’s easier to see signs of stress in others than it is in ourselves. That’s why we need to give our colleagues permission to tell us when we’re not acting like ourselves. If someone confronts you about your mood or behavior, don’t get upset or angry. Be thankful that they care enough about you to make sure you’re okay. Listen to what they have to say and spend some time reflecting on your behavior and feelings. Such interventions may prevent someone from turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with their stress or even su***de.
*Not do the exact opposite and tell them they are crazy and normal people don't think like that.
Support colleagues to neutralize the negative effects stress can have on firefighter mental and physical health