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       211 Broward And 211 Palm Beach And Treasure Coast Launch

       Hero4Hero, A First Responder Mental Health Support Line

        The confidential Hero4Hero support line, created in
      collaboration with the State of Florida, is available in
      Broward County, Palm Beach County and the Treasure
      Coast and will provide free mental health resources.
        At a time when our first responders and their families,
      our heroes, are dealing with professional and personal
      challenges that they haven’t faced before, the State of   support specialists) who are extensively trained to provide   Behavioral Health Coalition, Group  Victory, Public
      Florida and the Department of Child and Families are   comprehensive peer support to other current and former   Safety Chaplaincy, Southeast Florida Behavioral Health
      answering the call and collaborating with 211 Broward and   first responders and their families.     Network, and United Way of Broward County.
      211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast to launch Hero4Hero,     Hero4Hero provides toll-free access to regional,     First responders and their families are there for us.
      a 24/7 confidential comprehensive peer support line.   statewide, and national resources that can help address   Hero4Hero is here for them. There is strength in reaching out.
        Hero4Hero serves current and former first responders,   the behavioral health needs of first responders and their   Like Us Or Follow Hero4Hero On Social Media
      including 911 dispatchers, corrections/detention officers,   families. First responders and their family members can     Facebook:
      emergency medical technicians, firefighters, paramedics,   reach the support line at (866) 760-HERO (4376) or learn   php?id=100083741764079
      law enforcement, and their families. The support line is   more at                  Instagram:
      staffed by former first responders (first responder peer     The repeated exposure to stressful and disturbing events     Twitter:
                                                         can take a toll and create mental health challenges and     LinkedIn:
                                                         PTSD for both responders and/or their family members.   hero4hero
                Medicare                                 stress levels as acute, episodic, or chronic, according to the     The mission of 211 Broward is to provide a 24-hour
                                                                                                           About 211 Broward
                                                         More than half of first responders surveyed described their
                                                                                                           comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals
                                                         Florida Department of Children and Families and Division
                                                         of Emergency Management. But while firefighters,
                                                                                                           assistance and/or information and connections to health
                                                         police officers, 911 dispatchers, corrections officers and   and families in our community seeking crisis intervention
        open enrollMent                                  emergencies, they are sometimes the last to ask for help.   is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to
                                                                                                           and human services in Broward County. Every call to 211
                                                         emergency service personnel are the first to respond to
                                                                                                           the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects
                                                           The new Hero4Hero support line helps target the
                                                                                                           them with agencies and programs that can help them. 211
                                                         complex needs of first responders and their family
                    for 2023                             members who are coping with stress, trauma, depression,   Broward relies on the generous support of government
                                                                                                           agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals to
                                                         thoughts of suicide, and other pressures from daily
                                                                                                           provide this vital community service. To connect with 211
                                                         life. Hero4Hero aims to transform system-wide suicide
                                                         prevention to save lives in the first responder community
                                                                                                           and/or text zip code to 898211. For more information
                                                         by facilitating access to community resources, emotional   Broward, dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211, download the app
                                                         support, crisis support, trauma-informed care, care   regarding 211 and how you can help, please contact Tracy
                                                         coordination, mental health and substance use treatment,   Schuldiner, chief advancement and community relations
                 cHecK For                               and suicide prevention.                           officer, at (754) 551-4172 or visit
                                                                                                           About 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
                                                           Here are some additional statistics on first responders’
                   eXcItInG                              mental health, according to the National Institute for     The mission of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is to
                                                                                                           save lives through crisis intervention and by connecting
                                                         Occupational Safety and Health:
                                                           • Law enforcement officers and firefighters are more   people to health, mental health, and wellness services 24
                                                         likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.   hours a day every day. 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
          neW PLanS                                        • EMS providers are 1.39 times more likely to die by   started as a volunteer run 24-hour substance abuse and
                                                                                                           crisis  hotline,  founded  by  renowned  psychologist  Dr.
                                                         suicide than the public.
                           and                             • Between 17 percent and 24 percent of public safety   Robert K. Alsofrom, who was passionate about helping
                                                                                                           people struggling with depression, suicide, drug and
                                                         telecommunicators have symptoms of post-traumatic stress
               aLL neW                                   disorder and 24 percent have symptoms of depression.   alcohol abuse. Over the years the hotline has responded
                                                                                                           to the needs of the community and become one of the most
                                                           Calls to the Hero4Hero support line are confidential
                                                                                                           utilized resources for all of Palm Beach County and the
                                                         and can be anonymous. For example, the support line is
             BeneFItS                                    not affiliated with first responders’ employers, insurances,   Treasure Coast. To connect with 211 Palm Beach/Treasure
                                                                                                           Coast, dial 2-1-1 or (561) 383-1112, text your zip code to
                                                         or employee assistance programs.
                                                                                                           898211 or email
                                                           This support line is supported by the Southeast Florida
                                                         First Responder Support Coalition, a partnership between
                    YoU are                              211 Broward, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Broward
               entItLed to                                              J U PIT E R IN L E T LIG H T H OUS E & M US E U M

           Peter Gratzon

              toP IndePendent

               medIcare aGent


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