Help Us, Help You Prevent Suicide

The following questions are designed to help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation determine best ways to develop a new suicide prevention training program embedded within a more comprehensive suicide prevention strategy.

Possible risks to participants: the survey questions brings up the uncomfortable topic of suicide that may precipitate memories related to distressing events in your life.

Possible benefits to participants: you may help others in the fire service develop new mental health/suicide prevention practices. You may feel positively about this contribution.

NOTE: You can opt out of any question at any time during the survey. If you find you need additional support here are some resources:

1) Text the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741741 

2) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

3) Safe Call Now: 1-206-459-3020 or Serve and Protect: 615-373-8000 

These are 24/7 help lines staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders who are suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.

4) Share the Load: Fire/EMS Helpline – 1-888-731-3473

This is a program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. The program includes a help line and a text based help service. 

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