Help Researchers Learn More About Suicide and Mental Health Among Women Firefighters

Women firefighters encouraged to participate in national study

The Carson J. Spencer Foundation and researchers at Florida State University are collaborating to conduct a national study on the behavioral health of women firefighters.

The survey will take approximately 25-30 minutes, during which you will be asked various questions about your demographics (e.g., age), your history as a firefighter (e.g., years served), and your mood (e.g., depression, suicidal ideation). We will also ask you if you would be wiling to be contacted again to participate in a phone-based group discussion.

The survey is anonymous. You will be presented with an option to provide your email address to be entered into a raffle to receive one of fifteen $20 gift cards. You will also be presented with an option to opt-out and not be entered into the raffle.

Participation is strictly voluntary and all information will remain confidential; your chain of command or other individuals will not know whether or not you participated, nor will they know your individual responses to our questions. In order to be entered into the raffle and to participate in the group discussion, your email address will need to be obtained at the end of the survey; however, only the investigators at Florida State University will have access to this information and your email address will be kept separate from your survey responses.

All current firefighters who identify as a woman/female and are at least 18 years of age are eligible for this study.

We thank you for your consideration of participating. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. You may also contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas Joiner, at [email protected].