Helping Those Who Keep Us Safe—Web Chat with Michael Bizzarro, PhD

Mar 26, 2015
When trouble comes, first responders are the first ones on the scene to offer help. Unfortunately, they tend to be the last ones to seek help for themselves.

First responders—police and corrections officers, firefighters and EMTs, military personnel—often face danger or witness human tragedy on a daily basis. The toll it takes is evidenced by high rates of substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

Yet help is available.

Join MichBizzarro Michael-resizedforListrakael Bizzarro, PhD, LCSW, BCD, Director of Clinical Services for First Responders at Princeton House Behavioral Health, for a live web chat on Monday, March 30, at 12 p.m.

Dr. Bizzarro (pictured, left) will discuss how to recognize the warning signs, where to call for help and how to clear the barriers that often prevent first responders from getting the treatment they need.

To view the web chat, visit the Princeton HealthCare System USTREAM channel at on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Audience questions are encouraged. To ask questions during the web chat, viewers may create an account or log in using an existing Facebook or USTREAM account. Questions also may be emailed in advance to

To register for the web chat, visit or call 1-888-897-8979.

About Princeton HealthCare System

Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit

Andy Williams, 609-252-8785