Mental Health Resources
Mental health is a critical aspect of a healthy life. Statistics show the First Responder community and LGBTQ+ community are both at higher risk for mental health crises and events in their life. This is an area of personal experience and passion for Responders for Pride. We strive to offer resources to support both communities, so you can seek help and learning without judgement or fear.
Please take care of yourself, we want to see you tomorrow.
A proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and proud Law Enforcement Officer Partner, Katie has volunteered to be RfP's Mental Health Ambassador. She sees couples and individuals for therapy, does communication counseling, and content creation.
At GBCC, we recognize that your unique cultural identities and abilities affect how you experience symptoms and impact which treatments will be most effective. An essential part of your care is working with a mental health professional that understands your culturally based needs and differences, is comfortable addressing them openly, and carefully integrates into all mental health care provided.
Madison Elie Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. She graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Madison brings seven years of experience in mental health counseling. She has five years of experience working with first responders.
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.
These are sites we have found to be helpful for ourselves and to share to others
You deserve a
welcoming, loving world.
And so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.
The Code Green Campaign® is a first responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization. Also known as Code Green, we serve all types of first responders. This includes firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, police, corrections, air medical, and search & rescue.
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.
Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center is proud to provide professional and confidential addiction treatment for various life challenges that may affect the personal well-being of First Responders to include treatment for substance abuse and alcoholism.
FRSN offers first responder retreats, spouse/significant other retreats, and is available to speak with responders, their families, and anyone seeking to assist a responder or their significant other. They also offer peer support trainings.
Anxiety manifests itself in many ways, from general anxiety disorder to social anxiety disorder. The condition is highly treatable, but less than 40 percent of people who experience anxiety receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.