85% of first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health conditions. Source: University of Phoenix survey on mental health issues experienced by first responders, 2017

First responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. SOURCE: RUDERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

More than 6.6% of first responders have attempted suicide. That’s 10x the national average. SOURCE: Journal of Emergency Medical Services, based on a survey of 4,000

PTSD and depression rates among firefighters and police officers have been found to be 5x higher than the general population. SOURCE: RUDERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Being a first responder means being dedicated to protecting others. Today, this means being exposed to scenes of trauma and challenges that may leave you overwhelmed and alienated. At times it may feel like no one can understand.

You may put others’ lives first, but you can still make your mental health a priority. Because saving lives starts with your own. The First Responder Hope Line works to ensure that our community’s first responders have access to a lifeline of support, allowing you to speak confidentially with trained specialists anytime.

To those who serve, we thank you. And we are here for you.

Call 1-866-4FL-HERO for immediate, confidential support, or explore more resources here.

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If you are not experiencing a crisis that needs immediate support, please fill out the form to the right and someone from our team will contact you within the next 2 business days.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 988 for emergency emotional and crisis support. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

Out of concern for your safety, our staff is unable to return phone calls or emails involving domestic violence.

We are only able to communicate with individuals who initiate contact by calling 1-866-4FL-HERO or who submit this form. If you are submitting this form for a friend/family member, we will not be able to initiate contact.


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