At the National First Responder Wellness Foundation, we are dedicated to the well-being of those who dedicate their lives to the safety and protection of our communities. Founded in 2023, our mission is to address the unique mental health challenges faced by first responders in 2023 and beyond.
We envision a future where every first responder and veteran has access to the specialized mental health care they deserve, regardless of their insurance or financial situation. We believe that by providing vital support and resources, we can empower these heroes to lead healthier, more resilient lives.
Recognizing the alarming rates of addiction, elevated suicide risks, and post-retirement mortality within this critical community, we are unwavering in our commitment to making a difference. We understand that the difficulties of policing in 2023, compounded by recruitment and retention issues, can lead to substance use as a coping mechanism. It is our belief that with the right support, these challenges can be overcome.