WEB RESOURCES

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Military 

Veterans Crisis Line (Veterans only)

1-800-273-8255 & press 1, or text 838255

A crisis line specifically for Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
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The Defense Centers of Excellence

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and resources about psychological health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury.

www.dcoe.mil
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human made disasters, and public health threats.

www.cstsonline.org
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PTSD: National Center for PTSD Home

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.

www.ptsd.va.gov
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2-1-1 Call Center Search

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

www.211.org
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National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

No one should embark on a deployment or see a loved one deploy without first knowing the benefits, resources, and contacts to navigate the deployment cycle.

https://www.jointservicessupport.org
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Give an Hour (Veterans only)

A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have a provider search tool that can help you find someone who meets your exact needs.

http://www.giveanhour.org


FIREFIGHTERS

Firehouse

Firehouse is the firefighter's source for breaking news, pod casts, blog's, web casts and information on firefighting, training and jobs.

http://www.firehouse.com
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North American Firefighter Veteran Network

The North American Firefighter Veteran Network aims to provide essential resources for current and former firefighters and their families.

http://www.firefighterveteran.com


LAW ENFORCEMENT

Badge of Life

Badge of Life is a group of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and surviving families of suicides from the United States and Canada. We have suffered the worst that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brings—the hopelessness, the despair, the flashbacks, the attempts at suicide, the nightmares and insomnia, the hypervigilence, anxiety and terror.

http://www.badgeoflife.com
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Code 9 – Officer Needs Assistance

Those affiliated with Code 9 are developing and producing a documentary on law enforcement officers suffering from PTSD, to be released in the near future.

http://code9project.org
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Concerns of Police Survivors

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.

http://www.nationalcops.org
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Post Incident Stress & Trauma in Law Enforcement

PISTLE is a non-profit organization created by current and former law enforcement officers with the help of a mental health professional. Its purpose is to help officers cope with and recover from PTSD, and the stigma so often associated with officers who have experienced traumatic events.

http://pistle.org


COMMUNICATIONS

9-1-1 Wellness Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to foster optimal health fueling resilience, peak performance, and a high quality of life (at work and at home) for our nation’s 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicators. These professionals are the Very First Responders when citizens seek emergency help.

https://911wellness.com
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National Emergency Number Association

NENA serves the public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. With more than 7,000 members in 48 chapters across North America and around the globe, NENA promotes the implementation and awareness of 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems.

http://www.nena.org


EMS / EMT

Share The Load

Also known as The Fire/EMS Help line. 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.

http://www.nvfc.org


OTHER RESOURCES 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.

www.samhsa.gov
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WebMD – Mental Health Center

Millions of Americans live with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders. Treatment options include medication and psychotherapy.

www.webmd.com/mental-health
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American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing growing membership of more than 35,000 psychiatrists.

Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.

www.healthyminds.org
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

www.nami.org
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

www.drugabuse.gov
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human made disasters, and public health threats.

www.cstsonline.org
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PsychCentral

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network.

www.psychcentral.com
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Network of Care

Community-based resources and tools for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers.

www.networkofcare.org


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