ADDICTIONS, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, MENTAL HEALTH STRAINS, SUICIDAL IDEATIONS AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS ARE LURKING AMONGST AMERICAS FINEST FIRST RESPONDERS. THE FIGHT DOESN'T END IN THE STREETS. IT'S OK TO NOT BE OK!
A story which has been said to be “very powerful, very good, courageous, and more than you’re your average training presentation.” I will go into depth about my personal experience with overcoming a life changing gambling addiction, the good, the bad and the ugly. I will open and speak to you about my thoughts, feelings, and emotions throughout this time in my life. We will talk about behaviors you have seen and noticed but never spoke up about. Help break the stigma. It is ok to not be ok!
My name is Jesse Binns and I am from the Southwest Michigan area, born and raised. I have been a first responder in Michigan for my entire adult life. I have been involved in many different roles in the emergency service; ranging from 911 Dispatch, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS. I am currently an active Firefighter/EMT in Michigan and Indiana. What brings me here today is a long and nasty road I travelled over the past several years. From beating an addiction, life changing events, criminal charges to rebuilding my life from the ground up. Never giving up during the tough times and making needed changes along the way. I'm here today to share my story in details and hopefully help someone else who is struggling and in need of help. I would love to be able to help prevent anyone from traveling down the path of destruction that I travelled.
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Society of Michigan EMS Instructor Coordinator, Key Note Speaker
Cass County CE Blitz, Mental Health Awareness Presentation
State of Michigan Webinar, Mental health awareness CE presentation