Alcohol and drug use, PTSD, compassion fatigue and suicide are but a few of the occupational hazards faced by first responders.
We understand that seeking treatment for these issues is not always easy or desirable, given the very real threats of stigma and possible occupational repercussions unique to the first responder profession
Our Helpline provides an entirely confidential, free, telephonic support and referral service that affords first responders the opportunity to seek treatment without fear of judgment, stigma or occupational threats.
We also provide online CE training providing first responders with the tools and information to recognize and address substance use and mental health issues of their own or of their peers
In person training and advocacy programs provide a group training option for departments looking for speaker sessions and live Q&A sessions regarding substance use and mental health disorders
The Heroes Helpline is a free, confidential service implemented to help first responders across Texas who may be experiencing symptoms of mental health or substance use disorders. We provide a brief telephone-based screening and referral intervention to assist individuals overcome barriers to substance use disorders or mental health disorders by navigating them to treatment and recovery.
The First Responders Educational Campaign is a free, research-based learning service implemented to provide first responders across Texas with information regarding substance use and mental health disorders.
Our materials cover mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and compassion fatigue; and substance use issues including alcoholic use and opioid use disorders, among others.
Our self-paced, online CE training provides first responders with the tools and information necessary to recognize and address symptoms of substance use and mental health disorders in themselves or others
In-person training and advocacy provides a group learning session for departments seeking live presentations and Q&A sessions
James Langabeer, PhD, EMT, MBA