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Illinois Firefighter Peer Support

Illinois Firefighter Peer Support is a program that trains firefighters to help each other. Their webpage has some helpful resources about different issues firefighters face and diagnoses they may come across. Some examples include information about substance abuse, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. 

Firefighter Behavioral Health alliance

"The mission of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance is to collaborate, develop and implement behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention, and post crisis strategies to provide firefighters with an easily accessible and confidential source of information." Their website offers information about firefighter suicide as well as self-assessment screenings. FBHA also offers numerous workshops and conferences.

FireStrong

Firestrong offers a plethora of information pertaining to firefighters' mental, physical, spiritual and financial wellness. Click on 'New User' and you can click through the resources along the top of the page. They offer online assessments and informational videos dealing with peer support, PTSD, suicide, and gambling.

 

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Blue H.E.L.P. - Honoring the Service of Law Enforcement Officers Who Died by Suicide

We believe that officers who suffer emotional injuries should be recognized and their service to the community honored.

We believe it’s time to put names and faces to the men and women who have died because their emotional injuries became too much to bear.

We believe it’s time to support the families who have lost loved ones to those injuries.

We believe in the saying, “It is not how they died that mattered, it is how they lived”.