The following are some resources for LEO’s to help them cope not only with regular daily work stressors, but now with the added worry dealing with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is help out there. It is okay to not be okay.
1st Help offers quick access to resources based on a range of topics, including mental health for L.E. Officers go to the website, answer a few questions, and then access a database of information. Additionally, they will ship free resource cards to any individual or department that would like to hand them out.
Armor up is connected to the Safe Call Now 24 hour hotline, and also offers prevention, training and education related to trauma.
Bulletproof offers anonymous and confidential access to health, wellness initiatives, support, information and resources. Their 24 hour confidential support line can be reached at 800-273-8255.
Copline offers 24/7 trained peer support and referrals for continued assistance. Their 24 hour confidential support line is 800-COPLINE (800-267-5463).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides a 24-hour, free, confidential support for people in distress. To access it call 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
Safe Call Now
Safe Call Now is a confidential 24-hour crisis referral service for public safety and emergency services personnel. Their 24-hour confidential support line is 206-459-3020.
VALOR Officer Safety App
The VALOR Officer Safety App promotes mental health and physical preparation for officers. Available via the Apple APP or Google Play.