Emergency Contacts

Western North Carolina First Responder Suicide Prevention Resources

WNC Peer Support Network– Offers Individual Peer Support and Group CISM services on request
1-866-962-2476 (WNC-CISM) Leave contact info and a team member will call back
Or (828)778-0560 or (828) 779-0544 to reach team members direct

First Responder Fast Track for Immediate BH Placement (Actively Suicidal Individuals)
Call Mission BH Intake and ask for the Supervisor on Duty
(828) 213-8977 or (828) 213-1964
Will assist with finding a facility that can take responder confidentially and as quickly as possible

NC First Responder Peer Support – Offers Individual Peer Outreach Statewide
1-855-762-7337 (7NC-PEER)

Mobile Crisis by County
Alexander, Buncombe, Caldwell, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Yancey 1-888-573-1006

Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, Wilkes 1-877-492-2785

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain 1-888-315-2880

Responder Support Services – Appointments for First responders within 24 Hours
(828) 333-5708 or (828) 779-0544

Employee Assistance Programs
EAN of WNC- (828) 252-5275 or 1-800-454-1477

Vaya Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255

Crisis lines for First Responders
Copline I 1-800-267-5463
“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.”

Crisis Text Line I Text HOME to 741741
“Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere 1n the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.”

Kristin Brooks Hope Center I 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) I Chat Online at http://IMAlive.org
“If you (or someone you know) are depressed and thinking about suicide, please call 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) to talk to a caring crisis hotline volunteer. Your call is free and confidential. IMA!ive.org is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline I 1-800-273-8255
“The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.”

Safe Call Now I 1-206-459-3020
“Safe Call Now is a resource for public safety employees to speak confidentially with officers, former law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and/or mental healthcare providers who are familiar with your line of work.”

Share the Load I 1-888-731-FIRE (3473)
“The NVFC’s Share the load”‘ program provides access to critical resources and information to help first responders and their families manage and overcome personal and work-related problems. This includes the Fire/EMS Helpline, which offers free 24-hour assistance with issues such as stress, depression, addiction, PTSD, and more.”

Vaya Health Access to Care Line I 1-800-849-6127
“Vaya Health serves western North Carolina and can link individuals with Medicaid coverage or who are uninsured to mental health, substance use or inteilectual/developmental disability services. Any western NC resident-regardless of insurance status or plan-can also call Vaya’stoll-free, 24/7 Access to Care line for help in a crisis or to connect with a local Mobile Crisis Management Team.”

Veterans Crisis Line I 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 I Text 838255
“The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll????free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat onllne, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.”

Treatment Centers for First Responders
Ewart W. Sanders Center for First Responders I www.sanderscenter.org or 1-336-769-.8594 IAFF Recovery Center I www.iaffrecoverycenter.com or 1- 855-9d0-8437
On-Site Academy I onsiteacaderny.org or 1-978-874-0177
West Coat Post-Trauma Retreat I www.frsn.org or 1-415-721-9789