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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   individuals to provide this vital community service. To   hours a day every day. 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
      Florida and the Department of Child and Families are   connect with 211 Broward, dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211,   started as a volunteer run 24-hour substance abuse and
      answering the call and collaborating with 211 Broward   download the app and/or text zip code to 898211. For   crisis  hotline,  founded  by  renowned  psychologist  Dr.
      and 211 Palm Beach and  Treasure Coast to launch   more information regarding 211 and how you can help,   Robert K. Alsofrom, who was passionate about helping
      Hero4Hero,  a  24/7  confidential  comprehensive  peer   please contact Tracy Schuldiner, chief advancement and   people struggling with depression, suicide, drug and
      support line.                                      community relations officer, at (754) 551-4172 or visit   alcohol abuse. Over the years the hotline has responded
        Hero4Hero serves current and former first responders,                       to the needs of the community and become one of the most
      including 911 dispatchers, corrections/detention officers,   About 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast     utilized resources for all of Palm Beach County and the
      emergency medical technicians, firefighters, paramedics,     The mission of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is to   Treasure Coast. To connect with 211 Palm Beach/Treasure
      law enforcement, and their families. The support line is   save lives through crisis intervention and by connecting   Coast, dial 2-1-1 or (561) 383-1112, text your zip code
      staffed by former first responders (first responder peer   people to health, mental health, and wellness services 24   to 898211 or email
      support specialists) who are extensively trained to provide
      comprehensive peer support to other current and former
        Hero4Hero provides toll-free access to regional,  Annual Country Roads
      first responders and their families.

      statewide, and national resources that can help address
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      the behavioral health needs of first responders and their
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      and  PTSD  for  both  responders  and/or  their  family   every night until Dec.
      members. More than half of first responders surveyed   25.  Located  at  15944
      described their stress levels as acute, episodic, or chronic,   84th Ave. North in Palm
      according to the Florida Department of Children and   Beach Gardens (within
      Families and Division of Emergency Management.      Palm Beach Country
      But while firefighters, police officers, 911 dispatchers,   Estates). Join us for over
      corrections officers and emergency service personnel are   100,000 lights that are
      the first to respond to emergencies, they are sometimes   synchronized to music!
      the last to ask for help.                           Shows begin promptly at
        The  new  Hero4Hero  support  line  helps  target  the   6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
      complex needs of first responders and their family   and last approximately
      members who are coping with stress, trauma, depression,   15 minutes. Join us on
      thoughts of suicide, and other pressures from daily   Sunday, Dec. 11 for a toy
      life. Hero4Hero aims to transform system-wide suicide   drive of new/unwrapped
      prevention to save lives in the first responder community   toys  to  benefit  “Little
      by facilitating access to community resources, emotional   Smiles” charity in Palm
      support, crisis support, trauma-informed care, care
      coordination, mental health and substance use treatment,
      and suicide prevention.                              Have Medicare questions? I have answers.
        Here are some additional statistics on first responders’
      mental health, according to the National Institute for
      Occupational Safety and Health:
        • Law enforcement officers and firefighters are more
      likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.
        • EMS providers are 1.39 times more likely to die by                       Kathy Olejniczak
      suicide than the public.
        • Between 17 percent and 24 percent of public safety                       Licensed Sales Agent
      telecommunicators have symptoms of post-traumatic                            561-212-7640, TTY 711
      stress disorder and 24 percent have symptoms of
        Calls to the Hero4Hero support line are confidential
      and can be anonymous. For example, the support line is
      not affiliated with first responders’ employers, insurances,
      or employee assistance programs.
        This support line is supported by the Southeast Florida   Y0066_21SPRJ55188_C
      First Responder Support Coalition, a partnership between
      211 Broward, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Broward
      Behavioral Health Coalition, Group  Victory, Public
      Safety Chaplaincy, Southeast Florida Behavioral Health
      Network, and United Way of Broward County.
        First responders and their families are there for us.
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        The mission of 211 Broward is to provide a 24-hour
      comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals
      and families in our community seeking crisis intervention
      assistance and/or information and connections to health          Sally S Stahl, AAMS®             

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      and human services in Broward County. Every call to              Financial Advisor
      211 is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who              1851 W Indiantown Rd Ste 106
      listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs         Jupiter, FL 33458
      and connects them with agencies and programs that can            561-748-7600
      help them. 211 Broward relies on the generous support
      of government agencies, corporations, foundations, and
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