RESOURCES

Philadelphia Fire Department

These are free resources for Philadelphia Fire Department members

Philadelphia Fire Department Employee Assistance Program

Resource Guide: Philadelphia Fire Resource Guide 

Philadelphia Fire Department: Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a 24/7 confidential counseling unit with access to mental health professionals and services for family members. Philadelphia Fire Department EAP. Call 215-685-4357 to connect with us.

Local 22 Resources

Website: Peer Support>

Description: The mission of the Peer Support Program (PSP) is to offer confidential assistance and support to all Local 22 members and their families, during times of personal need or due to traumatic incidents. The PSP augments the Local’s and PFD’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) but does not replace psychological treatment. The objective of the PSP is to minimize psychological trauma that Local 22 members and their families may experience throughout their career and render assistance in an attempt to accelerate normal recovery to abnormal events, some of which are unique to Firefighters and EMS providers.

Local 22 Peer Support Committee:
Tommy Kane – (215) 917-7236
Mike Yaeger – (215) 514-5288
John Stankiewicz – (215) 833-9675
Local 22 IAFF – (215) 440-4400

Crisis Resources & Hotlines

Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 800-273-8255

Description: This is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to receive support and local referrals.

Website: Crisis Text Line

Phone: Text “HOME” to 741-741

Description: This is a confidential, 24-hour suicide prevention text line. Text “HOME” to 741-741 to receive support and local referrals.

Description: The Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.

Website (and online chat): Veteran Crisis Line >

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Text: 838-255

Website: National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 800-799-7233

Description: The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). You can also chat online at the website above.

Website: The Trevor Project

Phone: 866-488-7386

Description: The Trevor Project’s trained counselors are here to support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. Text and online chat is available on the website above.

Website: Teen Health & Wellness Hotline List

Description: A list of hotlines for teens facing issues ranging from bullying and abuse to drugs and eating disorders.

Therapy & Treatment Finder

Website: SAMHSA National Helpline

Phone: 800-662-4357

Description: This treatment referral and information service is confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Website: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Description: Identify mental health and substance use providers or facilities to provide specialty treatments in your area.

Website: Find a Therapist

Description: Use this tool developed by Psychology Today to search by location and insurance provider to find the right therapist for you or your clients.

Website: Alcohol Treatment Navigator

Description: The Navigator helps to identify providers and facilities offering evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder.

Video: Making Mental Health Referrals

Description: Watch the video above for tips about making a referral to mental health specialist.

Mental Health Organizations

Website: SAMHSA

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance use disorders and mental illnesses.

Website: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Description: The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.

Website: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)

Description: The website of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides complementary information to its print edition about the classification, assessment, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders.

Website: Mental Health America

Description: Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

Website: LGBT National Help Center

Description: The LGBT National Help Center provides an online peer-support chat as well as free, confidential counseling over the phone for the LGBT community. Additional resources can be found on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website.

Website: Office of Minority Health

Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website provides statistics, news and treatment information.

Website: National Council on Aging

Description: The National Council on Aging promotes programs that help seniors cope with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, addiction and more.

Website: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Description: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Website: Youth.gov

Description: Youth.gov is a hub of government information about youth mental health issues, including substance use disorder, bullying and homelessness.

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