Tools And Resources

For Emergency situations contact:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health, 855-900-8437.

Below is a list of helpful tools that you can use if you or someone you know is struggling.

If you know of any resources that we can add to this list then please email us at
An online educational tool and resource guide for firefighters

Firefighters Helping Firefighters
is a peer education approach to support the behavioral health needs of fire service professionals. FHF is committed to improving the lives of fire service members who are experiencing common behavioral health problems associated with occupational stress, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress. On this site, members of the fire service can learn about common behavioral health problems, discover treatment options, and hear firsthand from other fire service members as well as fire service supervisors.

RIT Tools for Firefighter Suicide Prevention
This app is designed to help you rapidly intervene with a coworker at risk for suicide.

Copline offers a CONFIDENTIAL 24-hour hotline answered by retired law enforcement officers who have gone through a strenuous vetting and training process to become an active listener. Copline peer listeners provide assistance with the successful management of various psychosocial stressors that impact a significant number of law enforcement officers and their families. Should the caller need further assistance the peer listener has access to vetted clinical referrals to therapists and programs throughout our callers regions to further assist with ongoing stressors.

Fishing in the Dark

Fishing in the Dark was created to help military veterans who suffer from PTSD. Our mission is to provide disabled veterans with an opportunity to have an expense free day of bass fishing. We want to spread the message of how having a hobby can positively impact the lives of those with PTSD. We understand that Fishing in the Dark will not be the solution for every veteran, but if we can help prevent one veteran from committing suicide, then all of our work has been worth it. At least 22 veterans a day are giving up on their battle with PTSD. Fishing allows the mind to have something positive to focus on. It can help veterans heal psychologically, emotionally, and even physically. Having an outlet to focus your time and energy on can keep suicidal thoughts and actions at bay. This is why every veteran that goes out with Fishing in the Dark will be provided with fishing equipment to continue fishing on their own time. This kit will include a rod, reel, tackle and a fishing box to store it all in! If a veteran does not know how to fish, they will be provided with simple easy instructions to get them started. 


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation — Everyone Goes Home Initiative 13 gives a road map for fire departments on mental health protocols.