Our goal is to assist military members and first responders in resource allocation that best suits their needs to keep an active roll in their current position. All while promoting and putting a stop to the mental health stigma in both communities. We do this with mobile outreach, onsite intakes, and provide no cost mental health counseling to those in need.
Our founders found themselves struggling in their careers with nowhere to turn that felt safe and ultimately left the field. We know the struggle of the sacrifice. We also know asking for assistance can jeopardize your career. Our providers are confidential and free. Heroes Outreach is the liaison between the hero and the resource. It is a one stop shop that comes to you, when you need it.
The stigma around mental health is changing, but not fast enough. Let us fight changing the world view, while you and your family heal. We value the effort and sacrifice and keep in mind the tragedy seen everyday on the job. Our first responders and military members not only struggle with suicide but addiction and broken homes. Our resource specialist attacks the whole crisis with preventative measures. We are here to help before the crisis hits.
It is estimated that 30% of first responders develop mental health conditions compared the general public at 20%. (Abbot et al., 2015). In one study 35% of firefighters reported missing a shift due to high alcohol use, reported by Alcohol Rehab Guide.
A 2016 study by Stanley suggest 150-300 police officers commit suicide each year. In 2022 we are at 28 right now (April, 2022).
In 2021 research found that military suicide rates, in post 9/11 veterans service members, was four times higher than military operations death. That means you are four times more likely to die by suicide than combat.
Our team has you and your experience in mind. We only work with providers who have a proven track record with military and first responder clients.
Our resource specialists have taken the guess work out of the "can I trust this organization". Heroes Outreach has met, vetted and even used most of the resources offered.
First Coast Heroes Outreach was started by a grassroots movement in the NE FL community and we are committed to continue that mission. Submit your event to us for support!
We recognize, that not the same, military members, first responders and their families face a lot of similar struggles.
If you are active military member, a first responder, or a veteran contact us today!
Your contribution will enable us to continue our mission of saving lives, erasing the stigma and preventing crisis.
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First Coast Heroes Outreach is a registered 501(C)(19) EIN 46-3310790
Donations made are tax exempt as permitted under the IRS regulations.
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