Resources for first responders
Police officers and first responders are faced with various challenges. They must navigate the daily stressors of their personal lives, coupled with intradepartmental stress, and direct and secondary trauma they experience while serving their community. Quality mental health and addiction services are critical in supporting the unique needs of the first responder.
At Zen Warrior Counseling Center we provide a safe space so clients can feel secure to process their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. We provide psychoeducation on mental health and addiction in supporting a first responder to
discuss family issues, relationships, mental and physical health, and the impact of their social environment. This promotes a police officer or first responder to foster and value an identity outside of the uniform.
In therapy, we use a holistic approach that focuses on improvements in all areas of self. To assist clients on their healing journey, we utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and practice a trauma-informed approach. Founder, Michelle Inzelbuch, is EMDR trained and has begun her consultation through an EMDRIA approved provider.
Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Text “Blue” to 741741
24 hours peer support
24 hour peer support
IAFF Recovery Center
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1 or Text 838255
Resource Database for First Responders
Firefighter Suicide Hotline
National Alliance on Mental Illness
24/7 Law Enforcement Hotline
Recovery Centers of America - RESCU
Fortitude Integrated First Responder Program
IAFF Recovery Center
Mindbase First Responder Health & Wellness
Recovery Support Groups
Bottles and Badges, New Jersey:
Email for meeting details: bottlesandbadgesnj.gmail.com
Warriors Anonymous - National
Gun Smoke (First Responder and Military)
New York Ron Doda 631-786-6818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bottles and Badges NY - email@example.com
Warrior Talk - https://www.rachelkorenblitlcsw.com/warrior-talk
Warriors Heart , Tx 844-913-2919
Sierra Tucson Red White and Blue, Az 888-598-4895
The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Self-Esteem by McKay/Fanning
It worked for me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell
Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine
Behind the Badge – a Daily Devotion for Law Enforcement Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
Mindfulness for Warriors by Kim Colegrove
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement by Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph. D.
Law Enforcement Families: The Ultimate Backup by James T. Reese, PhD, FBI Special Agent Retired and Cherie Castellano
SPIRITUAL SURVIVAL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT by Sergeant Craig Hungler
Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes: The Last Ones Standing by Chaplain Samuel Jeppsen Police