Mental Health Resources for First Responders
Thank you to David Luna of TRAC-V for sharing these resources.
Psychological trauma is the result of an extreme and unexpected stressful event that can shatter one’s sense of security and can lead to feeling helpless, overwhelmed, fearful and isolated. In the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, it’s important for first responders to be alert for signs of psychological trauma and to know where to find help if needed.
Symptoms can include:
Anxiety and fear
Insomnia and nightmares
Aches and pains
If you or someone you know may be suffering from psychological trauma, resources are available free of charge:
Code Green Campaign (Safe Call Now,1-206-459-3020) for first responders and their family members
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (1-800-789-2647)
Call 1-800-273-TALK (Call is confidential and free with a Crisis Counselor)
Mental Health America (1-800-969-6642)