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Berkley Fire Rescue Shares Stress, Mental Health Resources for Coping During and After Disasters

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

BERKLEY — Fire Chief Scott Fournier and Berkley Fire Rescue would like to offer residents resources for stress and mental health for during and after a disaster during Emergency Preparedness Month.

September has been declared by Gov. Charlie Baker to be Emergency Preparedness Month . Residents are encouraged to use resources provided by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to prepare themselves, their family, their property and their community for an emergency or natural disaster.

It is natural for people to experience stress, anxiety, depression and other emotions during and after emergencies. It is important to understand that everyone reacts differently to different situations and learning to cope with these feelings and getting help when needed will help you and your family recover from a disaster.

“These are trying times for all of us, and so often we overlook the importance of monitoring our mental and emotional health and well-being,” Chief Fournier said. “That is why it is more important than ever for Berkley residents to familiarize themselves with the following tips for how best to cope during and following an emergency or crisis.”

Berkley Fire Rescue encourages residents to follow these tips provided by the Centers […]

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