We’ve compiled a list of trusted resources for you and your family to browse. As you progress through treatment, having access to a variety of informational resources can help you and your family navigate the challenges you might encounter and feel prepared for every aspect of the recovery and wellness journey. From your first day of treatment to your last, our goal at First Responder Wellness is to help make the process easier so you can focus on what matters most — healing to rebuild a better life for you and your loved ones.
First Responder Fellowship Support Groups
The city/county are provided for general reference; any first responder can attend any of the support meetings.
Significant Other Peer Support Group
A confidential and safe place for significant others of first responders (spouses, partners, and family members) to find support, share experiences and process the unique dynamics and trauma only first responder families face.
A confidential and safe place for all first responders and public safety to experience strength, hope, and healing from the unique traumas we face. These groups are made up of 100% first responders. If you would like more information on setting up a support group in your area, please contact Cassie Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Devin O’Day at email@example.com.
Next Rung is a federally recognized non-profit owned and operated by active duty firefighters. Our mission is to end firefighter suicide by not only raising awareness of the mental health struggles we face but by taking action to fight them. We provide peer support via talk or text, financial aid for licensed counseling and inpatient treatment of firefighters and spouses, and monetary donations to families of firefighters lost to suicide. Together, we can break the stigma and conquer firefighter suicide, call 1-833-698-7864.