First Responders & Military
Military OneSource is a one-stop-shop for military families. It provides information on health, career, parenting, finances, legal, recreation, special needs and more. The site also provides podcasts, webinars, discussion boards, moderated chat and current news feeds. MOS staff will research local community resources on a case-by-case basis for any need a family may have, from counseling to child care to auto repair. Counselors trained at the masters level or higher are available 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647 and can provide up to 6 free confidential counseling sessions per issue.https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/mental-health/suicide.
You’re strong, but military life can be challenging. Here are ways you can “talk, connect, and listen.” https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. https://www.taps.org/.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line
Military life requires strength, resilience and resourcefulness – and just about everyone, service members and family members alike, could use a little support from time to time to stay emotionally healthy and at your best. With confidential, non-medical counseling, you have access to help when you need it. https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/non-medical-counseling-resources/
Other VA locations around the Nation – https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vc_0501V
SAFE CALL NOW – 1-206-459-3020 OR 1-877-230-6060 Safe Call Now is a resource for public safety employees to speak confidentially with officers, former law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and/or mental healthcare providers who are familiar with your line of work. CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.
All Clear Foundation is driven to change the harmful stigmas and daunting statistics plaguing the First Responder profession. https://allclearfoundation.org/resources/
SHARE THE LOAD – 1-888-731-3473 A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. They have a help line, and have also collected a list of many good resources for people looking for help and support.
COP 2 COP – 1-866-COP-2COP A 24/7 hotline based in New Jersey staffed by retired officers who are licensed Clinical Social Worker, known as Cop Clinicians, and specifically trained Mental Health professionals, along with volunteer retired officers who are trained as peer supporters.
Helpforpolice.com is a resource that specialize in employee support and family services for police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, public safety personnel, military personnel and their families.