Did you know . . .

. . . we lose more police officers and firefighters to suicide every year than are killed in the line of duty?

. . . the rate of suicidal thinking among paramedics is at least 10 times greater than in the general population?

. . . that dispatchers and corrections officers are at a greater risk for suicide due to stress-related issues?

. . . that the greatest concerns of first responders are the stigma associated with mental health issues and their departments’ seeming lack of support?

Originating as a campaign from Humanizing the Badge, our unique Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program seeks to address those concerns, and to teach emergency services personnel how to help one another – and themselves – deal with the unique stresses of their chosen profession.

If you are struggling, it’s time to Call for Backup!


  • “Thank you for offering the online version of this course and making it more widely available.” – Angie L.

  • “Great online course. Given the situation our country is facing today utilizing the online platform was a great tool.” – Justin L.

  • “The virtual experience was great for so many reasons and you all did a great job adapting to the environment.” – Amanda T.

  • “Thank you for offering this! It was a highlight to my day today to get this information from a new perspective.” – Kellie M.

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