Resources for First Responders

First Responders face unique situations and challenges daily, that can have an impact on physical and mental wellness.  Survive First works hard to bring you only the best resources available to assist you in taking care of you.

Crisis Hotlines

COPLINE is a CONFIDENTIAL 24/7 crisis hotline, serving active and retired officers and their loved ones by providing trained, retired officers for callers that are dealing with various stressors law enforcement careers encounter both on and off the job.  Whether it's just a "bad day or a crisis, COPLINE is there to listen.  Copline also has the ability to assist with a referral to a culturally competent mental health professional.  Survive First is proud to partner with COPLINE.


National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis of emotional distress, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the United states.  If you are in crisis and need support, please call or text 988.  Veterans call 988 and press “1”.

Call or Text "988"

Digital Resources

Trauma Behind the Badge

Trauma Behind the Badge is a weekly webinar, where panelists, Doug Monda, Chris Scallon, Raul Rivas, Chris Fields, and Rich Creamer discuss real and raw topics experienced in a career as a first responder.  Held every Tuesday evening, at 7:00 PM (EST), first responders have an opportunity to listen and actively participate through chats and Q and A's during the hour long discussion. 

Wellness App:
Lighthouse Health & Wellness

Lighthouse Health & Wellness is an in-hand, on-demand, 100% confidential health and wellness platform available at no cost to our nation's public safety agencies. Lighthouse was designed to provide public safety employees and their families anonymous access to your their agency's existing health and wellness programs, along with a growing library of the latest educational health and wellness information and tools that have been tailored to the unique needs of those working in public safety.

Reading Materials

Reading for Spouses:
A CHiP on My Shoulder

A CHip On My Shoulder was written by How 2 Love Our Cops founder, Victoria Newman. "A CHiP On My Shoulder looks at the realities of life with law enforcement today, and offers proven principles, positive perspectives, and hope.  It includes personal stories from our thirteen years together as well as dozens of law enforcement marriages from all over the United States."  - Victoria M. Newman, Author

CRACKYL Maagazine

CRACKYL is an award-winning health and wellness quarterly magazine published in both print/digital formats and dedicated to meeting the needs of those working in emergency services. It is the number one source of information for and about men and women first responders. CRACKYL is a hybrid between all men and women’s health magazines on the market – keeping its focus firmly on firefighters as individuals not an industry. CRACKYL is for active, successful, professional and volunteer firefighters alike who want greater control over their physical, mental, and emotional lives. We give firefighters tools and resources to better their lives through in-depth and expert-backed content by identifying the most important pillars of a firefighter’s life which include topics such as health and wellness, travel and recreation, fitness and nutrition, weight loss, disease prevention, relationships, and personal finances. Each issue has advice from the most trusted subject matter experts, scientists and doctors in emergency services.


At Survive First, we believe that choosing a culturally competent mental health provider is a very personal decision, and encourage first responders to do their due diligence in researching providers, in order to make an informed and educated decision about what will best meet their needs.

Look for a center / facility that has a First Responder / Veteran specific program, that focusses on your needs (ie: trauma informed care, addiction, etc.).  From traditional programs to those that include non-traditional modalities such a equine therapy, be sure to find what fits your needs.

Our Trusted Treatment Partners

Our Trusted Service Animal Organizations

Mutts with a Mission is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Mutts With A Mission trains world-class Service Dogs to assist disabled Veterans, First Responders, and Law Enforcement.  Their first Service Dog was placed in 2008, and today they continue to help alleviate the burdens of mobility disabilities and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the men and women who serve our nation.

It is the mission of Mutts with a Mission to provide selected, specially trained Service/Assistance Dogs to qualified Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Law Enforcement Officers, Federal Workers from agencies supporting the military or national security, and First Responders; to allow qualified candidates the opportunity to owner-train qualified dogs as Service Dogs; to solicit funds for the above purposes; and to help the Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers, Federal Agents, and First Responders of the United States of America.