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Stress Awareness Month: Journal Writing

  • April 24th, 2015

Stress Awareness Month Tip
Justin Kennard, LCSW, one of our counselors, says regular journal writing can be beneficial to emotional health. It’s a way to release, and become aware of, powerful thoughts and feelings that cause stress. This process of actively letting thoughts flow out of you into your private […]

Stress Awareness Month: Sleeping

  • April 21st, 2015

Stress Awareness Month Tip
If you have trouble falling asleep try these five steps: 1. Dim the lights 1 hour before bedtime; 2. Avoid looking at anything with a screen; 3. Ten minutes before bedtime, begin a focused mindfulness exercise; 4. If your mind begins to wander, notice that it wandered […]

Monday, April 20: This Week at FoF

  • April 20th, 2015

Join us on Saturday, April 25 from 10AM-1PM for Listen, Protect, & Connect Workshop in partnership with the Mental Health Association of NY.

WHAT: Listen, Protect, and Connect is a psychological first aid program that teaches participants to recognize the warning signs for psychological distress and […]

Stress Awareness Month: Exercise

  • April 17th, 2015

Stress Awareness Month Tip
Exercise is proven to reduce stress. If you aren’t able to go for a run or take a gym class, try taking the stairs instead of the escalator or taking a walk during your lunch break. FoF offers free weekly yoga classes for FDNY firefighters and […]

Stress Awareness Month: Animal Therapy

  • April 15th, 2015

Stress Awareness Month Tip

Lauren Johnson, LMFT, one of our counselors, recommends animal therapy to reduce stress. Interaction with a gentle animal can reduce anxiety, among other benefits.


April is Stress Awareness Month. We’re sharing tips all month long from our counselors and wellness providers. 

Stress Awareness Month: Activities and Hobbies

  • April 14th, 2015

Stress Awareness Month Tip
Stress Awareness Month Tip from FoF: Lauren Johnson, LMFT, one of our counselors, recommends focusing on activities and hobbies that you enjoy as a way to decrease stress. It’s easy to get caught up in a busy schedule, but make sure to take time to crochet, […]