Occupational-related stress has been credited with contributing to a number of physical illnesses. Among these are heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and gastroenterological issues. Yet, the effects of stress are not limited to the body, but also to the mind. Correlations have been made between stress and mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are few occupational situations that are more stressful than those First Responders routinely have to cope with. This presentation addresses those situations and discusses means by which First Responders may reduce the impact of stress on their psyches.