You are not alone.
IFAA is not a source for emergency help – in case of emergency call 911.
If you are a first responder in need of assistance, please know that you are not alone. If you, or someone that you know, is having suicidal thoughts please contact the
Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
For 24-Hour confidential, comprehensive, crisis referral for public safety and emergency response personnel and their families contact
SafeCallNow at 206-459-3020.
The Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness has partnered with some of our favorite experts in the field of first responder mental health to bring you a series of instructional videos featuing self-help techniques.SEE ALL VIDEOS
First Responder Yoga
Free to all first responders for group sessions while on duty.learn more
The 11th Hour Trauma Retreat
The 11th Hour Trauma Retreat specializes in First Responder PTSD and PTSI care. This intensive program utilizes cutting edge techniques to help individuals process information and reduce the stress associated with past experiences.learn more
Healing Our Own
Healing Our Own is a program that maintains a comprehensive website of First Responder resources for dealing with PTSI and PTSD along with first hand accounts of indiviuals that have struggled and have overcome.learn more
Firefighters and Addiction
DrugRehab.com offers insightful information into the connection between First Responders and addiction, specifically alcohol addicition, and how to find the support needed to overcome this challenge.learn more
Rotary House Retreat
The Rotary House Retreat is a six-day intensive outpatient retreat designed specifically for First Responders to learn and practice new coping skills to address anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSI and PTSD.learn more
Code Green Campaign
The Code Green Campaign is a First Responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization with the goal of raising awareness regarding PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.learn more
Thrive – Trauma Healing Retreat
The Thrive Trauma Healing Retreat helps first responders struggling with Post Traumatic Stress by providing an intensive opportunity for clients to address their trauma history in a safe and supportive environment.learn more
Safe Call Now
SafeCallNow provides a 24-hour confidential, comprehensive crisis referral service for all public safety and emergency responsder personnel and their families nationwide.learn more
Resounding Joy enhances the human experience with theraputic applications of music. We uplift individuals and families, helping them achieve their goals, and support health and wellness throughout the community.learn more
West Coast Post Trauma Retreat
IFAA is proud to have been able to pledge $20,000 to the West Cost Post Trauma Retreat in 2019. The goal of this retreat is to help first responders regain control of their lives through a new perspective on stress and coping.learn more
In The News
Silence Can Be Deadly
This USA Today article addresses the frequency of first responder suicides.
San Francisco Eyes Peer Support Program
This San Francisco Chronicle highlights the efforts of the San Francisco Fire Department to implement a peer support program.