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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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Professional Help:

North American Firefighters Veteran Network

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Everyone Goes Home
Everyone Goes Home: Initiative in 13 states that firefighters and their family members must have access to counseling and psychological support. The initiative asserts that firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families must have the resources and help available to deal with the various complications that their jobs can bring to their lives, especially issues regarding emotional and psychological stress. The new Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 13 web site contains important resources including the new consensus model for exposure to potentially traumatic events, a research database, and training courses for firefighters that can reduce the impact of potentially traumatic events, and develop peer teams to provide support to stress-injured firefighters.

IAFF Online Behavioral Wellness Manual
International Association of Fire Fighters, Department of Occupational Health and Safety: The IAFF developed this comprehensive reference manual for behavioral wellness which covers a variety of topics relevant to fire service, including management of health risk behaviors, spirituality, retirement planning, marriage and family issues, reactions to traumatic stress, and understanding mental illness.

NVFC Member Assitance Program
National Volunteer Fire Council and American Addiction Centers: The NVFC and American Addiction Centers have teamed up to provide the National Fire Services Member Assistance Program to all NVFC members and their families. NVFC members and their families can call the free, confidential Member Assistance Hotline any time day or night to help with issues affecting your life, such as alcohol or drug addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, relationship problems, work-related concerns, legal problems, financial management difficulties, critical incidents, or psychological problems.

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