Together We Are Stronger

Improving mental health supports for Emergency Responders, including Healthcare Workers, and their families

Since 2016, ResponderStrong has supported the mental health and overall wellbeing of Emergency Responders, including Healthcare Workers, and their families. Working across branch boundaries to represent all who work in Emergency Response, we partner with our allies: researchers, clinicians, educators, foundations, and other non-profits to better support our own. Built for Responders by Responders, check out our Resources and Programs.

Who We Support

Career, seasonal, volunteer: all those who are trained to serve the community in times of emergency, crisis, or disaster. Including, but not limited to:EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Dispatch, Corrections, SAR, Ski Patrol, Coroner/Medical Examiner, Healthcare Workers, Disaster Responders, CSI, Wildland Fire, Judicial Professionals.

However, we do not limit our support to these groups. Emergency response can take many forms and our content supports the human behind the mission.

need help now?

If you or a loved one are in crisis, you can text BADGE to 741-741 to connect confidentially with a trained crisis counselor.

If you would like to speak to a crisis counselor on the phone, there are several options, including:

Safe Call Now: (206) 459-3020.988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeli This confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service is for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.  

988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Call 988.

Copline: 1-800-COPLINE (1-800-267-5463) This resource is a confidential, 24-hour law enforcement officer hotline manned by retired law enforcement officers trained in active listening.