Peer Support Resources
First Responders are exposed to mental and physical trauma in the line of duty that can result in Mental Health Disorders or Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. Should you have the need, please reach out to one or more of these resources. If you have questions about knowing which is the best fit for you, your firefighter or family please email us at [email protected].
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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or Text 24/7 988 | 988Lifeline.org
City of Henderson – Public Safety Wellness
Jeffrey McClish 702.803.4618 | [email protected]
Israel Wilkinson Fire Dept. Lifeline Coordinator 725.270.5459 (cell) | 702.267.2313 (office) [email protected]
Wellness Team 702.267.BWEL (2935) | [email protected]
844.525.FIRE (3473) | firestrong.org
Tools To Build A Stronger You. 24/7 Firefighter & Family Crisis Resources
Veteran’s Crisis Line
Dial 988 and Press Option 1 | veteranscrisisline.net
24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.
Safe Call Now
206.459.3020 | safecallnowusa.org
Confidential Crisis Referral Service for Public Safety & Family Members
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 | crisistextline.org
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
Mobile Crisis Response Team
702.486.7865 | knowcrisis.com
The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) was created to provide crisis intervention and short-term support to Nevada youth (under 18) dealing with a behavioral or mental health crisis.
The Trevor Project LGBTQ+
866.488.7386 | thetrevorproject.org
We’re here for you, day or night. We provide information & support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round.
211 Call Center
Call 211 | 211.org
Help starts here! 211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential.
IAFF Recovery Center
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.
Nevada Peer Support Network
844.525.3473 | nnpsn.com
Our mission is to provide quality mental health resources and support to our first-responders and hospital health care professionals so they may live the very best lives possible on and off duty. We accomplish this with collaborative efforts to improve resilience by means of breaking down mental barriers surrounding mental health and align those that serve with optimum mental readiness.
First Responder Wellness
888.443.4898 | firstresponder-wellness.com
First Responder Wellness provides trauma-based substance abuse and mental health treatment offering detox, impatient/residential as well as intensive outpatient programs. Their comprehensive curriculum integrates substance abuse treatment with post- traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression treatment, as well as incorporating family systems support. The program was designed to help patients recover from trauma while increasing their overall well-being. They offer sobriety tools and healthy coping mechanisms to ensure a safe transition back to their careers and personal lives.
Everyone Goes Home
410.721.6272 | everyonegoeshome.com
The Everyone Goes Home® program, founded by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, provides free training, resources, and programs to champion and implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. The goal of the Everyone Goes Home® Program is to reduce the number of preventable firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
Healing Our Own
206.459.3020 | healingourown.org
Firefighters standing together for healthy bodies and minds. A 24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders who are suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.
833.698.7863 (National Peer Support Line) | nextrung.org
Our mission is to help combat mental health issues among Firefighters and First Responders. Mental health issues and an alarming amount of suicides have become more of an issue among Firefighters and EMS Personnel ( Most recently they have even begun outnumbering Line of Duty Deaths). By providing peer support (one-on-one conversation with another firefighter/first responder) and financial assistance for licensed counseling (we will find a counselor who fits you, that lives in your area, and help cover the cost of the first cycle of sessions), we hope to give our brothers and sisters a way to fight back and provide them with an understanding of what they are experiencing. We also give back to families who have lost their Firefighter/First Responder to suicide by providing a care package and monetary donation.