Call for Backup and its sister organization, Humanizing the Badge, have been conducting research for the past 3 years on mental health in emergency services. Here are some of the things we've discovered:
There is startling and staggering information about why police officers would consider suicide. See the data here: Police Suicide Survey
First responders are concerned about how the things they see on the job affect them emotionally. See the data here: Call for Backup Program Survey
First responders prefer participation in peer support programs versus mandatory appointments with clinicians. See the data here: Mental Wellness for First Responders
First responders overwhelmingly believe there is still a stigma associated with seeking help for mental wellness. See the data here: Mental Health Stigma
If you have questions about any of our survey data, we'd be happy to talk to you about it if you would like to CONTACT US.