Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for First Responders

  • Please visit the Code Green Campaign website for a state-by-state list of behavioral health resources.
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health – Missouri Resources
  • Safe Call Now (staffed by first responders) – 1-206-459-3020 or 1-877-230-6060. Assists with mental health, substance abuse, and related issues to all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.
  • Share The Load (National Volunteer Fire Council) – 1-888-731-3473
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 (Dial 988 -Starting July 16th, 2022) or via online chat
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357 A confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
  • Crisis Mode: Building Resilience During COVID-19 – Simple and practical suggestions that people can use to cope while in crisis mode.
  • Crisis Mode: Strategies for Leaders and Management – Offers suggestions for leaders to facilitate actionable steps to help their team cope during a crisis.
  • Burrell Central MO Crisis Line – 1-800-395-2132
  • First Responder Provider Network -The First Responder Provider Network is a list of trained behavioral health professionals who specialize in helping dedicated first responders who are struggling with issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms.  Many of them already work with and are trusted by other first responders and understand the culture. This is considered a self-referral source.
  • Crisis Text Line – MOSAFE: Connect with a trained Crisis Counselor via the Emergency Responder Crisis Text Line. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 for all emergency responders by texting BADGE to 741741. Non-First Responders can text HOME to 741741 for free support as well.

Alcohol Abuse

  • NIAAA Alcohol Treatment NavigatorSM
  • SMARTrecovery – Mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
    seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Drug Abuse

Personal Finance & Debt

For Veterans

Many EMS providers have also served in the military.