Healing Our Heroes: First Responders

First Responders Recovery Program

While most people run away from danger, first responders run toward it. For first responders, exposure to stressful situations and trauma is common in the line of duty. This can result in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorder.

At Healing Our Heroes Retreat Behavioral Health, we are proud to offer designated services for addressing mental health issues for first responders. As part of our larger Healing Our Heroes program, our tailored first responder mental health and rehab services help meet the need for safe, effective, and confidential care, all in a compassionate setting with first-rate amenities and highly qualified clinical staff.

First Responder Mental Health Facts

Constant Exposure to Traumatic Events

First responders are consistently exposed to traumatic events with little time to recover before moving on to the next event.

Elevated Risks of Mental Health & Substance Use

First responders are exposed to extreme stressors that elevate their risk of serious disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use.

30% of First Responders Develop Behavioral Health Issues

This is higher than the general civilian population rate of 20%.

Our First Responder Mental Health & Substance Use Services Can Help With:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Intervention 
  • Interpersonal Relationship Stressors
  • Sleep Disorders 
  • Acute Stress Reactions
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management

Dedicated First Responder Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment

We admire the work of first responders. We also recognize the many ways they put their lives on the line and how doing so can lead to serious disruptions in their quality of life.

First responder rehab and mental health treatment services at our Florida locations are designed to address the issues themselves and the root cause(s) behind them, including a strong focus on identifiable triggers, betrayal trauma, and the balance of work and family life.

Not everyone can understand the scope of challenges and mental health issues for first responders. As a result, our staff includes both current and former first responders with specialized peer and clinical training. This way, we can ensure an understanding environment with care uniquely centered around their needs and experiences.

What to Expect from Retreat First Responder Rehab Services

Our first responder mental health and rehab program is a 30- to 60-day program created by and for individuals in the EMS, law enforcement, and fire service communities. Our staff comprises licensed psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and medical personnel, including current and former first responders.

Along with individual counseling and group therapy, we offer cutting-edge therapeutic modalities for the treatment of depression, PTSD, and substance use disorder, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Stress Inoculation
  • BrainsWay Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
  • Interpersonal Therapy

We also provide support services for the family members of first responders, many of whom are directly impacted by the traumas and experiences of their loved ones.

First responder mental health and substance use treatment services are available for those with both a single diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. Patients will participate in group therapy twice daily, with an opportunity for individual therapy with specialized therapists. They will also have the opportunity to participate in holistic therapy options such as art therapy, yoga, gardening, and recreational sports.

Program includes the following:

Expertly Treating Mental Health Issues for First Responders in Florida

Healing Our Heroes Retreat Behavioral Health’s Florida treatment centers are uniquely positioned to provide quality treatment to first responders in need of help. We offer inpatient and outpatient mental health care and rehab in three safe, serene, and private environments, with 24/7 admissions to ensure that help is always available. If you’re a first responder in need of help, or if you know a first responder who is struggling, contact us now for more information or to schedule an intake.

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Call (855) 859-8808 for direct assistance