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.
- 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.
- American Society of Addiction Medicine Physician Locator
- Naltrexone Providers (Rx for opioid addiction)
- Probuphine Healthcare Provider Locator
- SAMHSA Buprenorphine Providers
- SAMHSA Treatment Locator (including methadone providers)
Personal Finance & Debt
- Consumer Credit Counseling – Consumer credit counseling service agencies are Internal Revenue Service 501(c)93) nonprofit organizations that will help you find a workable solution to financial problems. Each CCCS agency offers a common set of services, including financial education, budgeting assistance, and Debt Management Plans.
Many EMS providers have also served in the military.