Welcome to Body Armor Wellness. This website was created and designed by a career law enforcement officer who developed his police department's award-winning and nationally recognized wellness program. The purpose of this site is to serve as a safe and confidential portal for police officers and other first responders as well as their family members and loved ones. Within these pages are wellness initiatives, active living advice, addiction awareness tools, introductory assessments, and expert guidance towards treatment and care for a better, healthier life.
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Hotlines and Help (24-hour crisis line phone numbers are listed below)
If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, or you believe harm may come to someone, including yourself, or you don't know how you are going to manage to get through the day or sleep through the night do not hesitate to reach out and get in contact with someone. Getting help does not, by any means, that you are weak or powerless. You are not. Instead, It takes significant courage. All of the resources located within this section are free and confidential. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are staffed by mental health professionals who have explicit experience with police officers because they were police officers or first responders themselves.
Safe Call Now. Safe Call Now is the premier law enforcement support organization. They provide public safety employees, all emergency services personnel, and their family members nationwide with a simple and confidential way to ask for help. Staffed by officers, former law enforcement officers, and public safety professionals, Safe Call Now is a safe place to turn to get help from individuals who understand the demands of a law enforcement career. These trained peer advocates will provide assistance and referrals for any public safety personnel and their families who are experiencing an emotional crisis or desire a need for someone to listen.
Safe Call Now 24-hr Crisis Line (206) 459-3020.
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Serve & Protect. Serve & Protect is a unique and cutting edge non-profit corporation based in Brentwood, Tennessee. They facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals, locating the right resource to address the real issues they face. Serve & Protect "narrowcasts" their facilitation by locating a resource in their community that takes their insurance and understands their job. Their unique 360Care Focus provides a completeness that has become their trademark. If a caller to the crisis line is referred to residential care, Serve & Protect is equipped to step in to locate a Chaplain for the family while the spouse is getting treatment. As the first responder approaches release, they work to locate a trauma therapist to help maintain a continuum of care for maximized recovery. In addition, they can locate other services like AA or Celebrate Recovery programs or intensive outpatient programs in the family's area. Serve & Protect also has a helpful app for both iOS and Android.
Copline. Copline is the first national law enforcement officers hotline in the country that is manned by retired law enforcement officers. Retired law enforcement officers are trained in active listening and bring the knowledge and understanding of the many psychosocial stressors that officers go through both and off the job. Active officers and/or their families can call 24 hours and day 7 days a week and be assured that there is a trained retired officer on the other end of the line whether the caller is calling while on the duty or off. The line is strictly confidential and there is no fear of punitive repercussions from making the call.
Copline 24-hr Crisis Line (800) 267-5463.
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1st Alliance. 1st Alliance gives first responders easy, quick access to organizations that can assist them with a range of problems related to their jobs. From peer support to mental health care to financial aid – everything first responders need can be found by answering a short online questionnaire located here. Agencies from all around the world, equipped to answer the first responders' calls, have provided their information and are standing by ready to assist.
Trauma Behind the Badge. A weekly webinar series produced by First Responders having the tough conversations about trauma. Trauma Behind the Badge is hosted by three former first responders that have a passion for helping their fellow officers, veterans, and their families. Each of the hosts has experienced their own version of trauma first hand and are here to help others navigate those turbulent waters.