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link to Dr. Danny McGuire's talk on supporting our first responders on the Drew Mariani show

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)273-TALK

Chicago NAMI helpline 833-626-4244

For immediate support text 741741

After you text BRAVE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741, a trained crisis counselor will receive it and respond within minutes. Then, the crisis counselor will help you de-escalate your situation and connect you to help locally.



First Responder Support

Bereavement and financial assistance for families of first responders


Responder Rel8 is a peer support app where you can chat with peers 24/7 for free. CopLine website and 1-800-267-5463 are a confidential, 24-hour law enforcement peer support hotline. Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health offers resources and peer support for the occupational stress faced by firefighters. reviewed articles



Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement by Karen Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, and Shaun Ladue

Supervision Police Personnel Stengths-Based Leadership by Paul M. Whisenand, and E. Doug McCain

Police Administration Sturctures, Processes and Behaviors by Charles R. Swanson, Leonard, Territo, and Robert W. Taylor

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen

Blood Lessons" by Chuck Remsberg

Use of Force Investigations" by Kevin Davis

Building a Better Gunfighter" by Dick Fairburn

In Context" by Nick Selby, Ben Singleton, and Ed Flosi

The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald

Anatomy of Interrogation Themes" by Lou Senese

On Killing by Dave Grossman

Emotional survival for law enforcement: A guide for officers and their families

by Kevin  Gilmartin, PhD





Illinois Firefighter Peer Support Group or call toll free at 855-90-SUPPORT


SAMHSA's National Helpline

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago offers support and education to promote mental health recovery and provide safe spaces for those impacted by mental health conditions. NAMI is offering free support groups for Health Care workers so that you have safe spaces to connect and process with others who are on the front lines of our city's Covid19 response


Mental health resources for health care workers and first responders

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