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Mental Health Stand Down Resource List

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First responders are nearly 10 times as likely to contemplate suicide than other adults, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Join IRMA’s Fire Chief’s Steering Committee in adopting a Mental Health Stand Down week each May. This resource list will assist departments in planning this effort.

Illinois-Specific Programs:

  Illinois Fire Service Institute First Responder Resiliency Program

Illinois Firefighter Peer Support Group, 855-907-8776


Illinois Department of Human Services


RE;ACT 4 Ryan, 708-797-3228 


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Northern Illinois Critical Stress Management Team (NICISM), 800-225-CISD (2473)


 National Programs:

International Association of Fire Fighters


Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, 847-209-8208


National Volunteer Fire Council:  Share the Load, 888-731-3473


Code Green Campaign

Safe Call Now, 206-459-3020


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health America