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Mental Health Resources for Transit Workers

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being and a difficult topic to discuss. FTA has aggregated the mental health resources below to support transit industry workers during challenging times. We encourage you to share these online resources widely with the transit agencies in your region and your networks. 

 Mental Health, Wellness and Self-Care 

These resources can help frontline transit workers and others in the transit industry address mental health concerns and support self-care in the wake of a traumatic or stressful event. 


Psychological First Aid

Suicide Prevention 

FTA issued Safety Advisory 22-4: Suicide Prevention Signage on Public Transit to recommend that transit agencies apply best practices for reducing suicide attempts to their suicide prevention signage and messaging campaigns and advise transit agencies to assess suicide event data to monitor the impact of signage effects.

These resources highlight free and confidential support for people in emotional distress and offer potential interventions for organizations. 

Suicide Postvention

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

These resources offer information to help frontline transit workers recognize indicators of potential workplace violence and understand actions to take when confronted by an active shooter.