Hurricane Sandy specific resources can be found here

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Crisis Hotlines

If you are in crisis, call one of these 24/7 New York City hotlines:

1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)

The Samaritans: 212-673-3000

LICADD Suffolk County Substance Abuse Hotline: 631-979-1700

Helpful Resources

Columbia Association of FDNY

Columbia University Medical Center Trauma and PTSD Program

Companions for Heroes

Emerald Society FDNY

FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums

Fire Bell Club of New York

Fire Engineering Magazine

Fire Family Transport

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Hope for the Warriors

International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)

The Johnny Mac Foundation

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center

National Center for PTSD

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund

New York Says Thank You Foundation

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship

New York State Memorial Scholarships 

The Lt. Thomas F. Healy Foundation

Tuesday’s Children: First Responder Alliance

Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA)

Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA)

National Resources

Share the Load

Share the Load is a support program for Fire and EMS. In addition to a helpline available 24/7, the program includes tools and training available to help individuals and departments address behavioral health issues.

CRC Health Group Call Center: 866-769-6822

CRC Health Group is the nation’s leading provider of treatment and educational programs for adults and youth who are struggling with behavioral issues, chemical dependency, eating disorders, obesity, pain management, or learning disabilities. You can reach their Call Center 24 hours a day. If in Long Island, contact Lori McCarthy, CASAC, Regional Service Coordinator, directly at or 631-375-4567.

Station House Retreat

The Station House Retreat is an innovative treatment center dedicated to helping first responders around the country heal and recover. They provide those in need with the tools in treatment to do their jobs without life altering consequences and to take care of them, heal them, and make them well again so that they may return to help and heal others as the proud, brave and dedicated first responders that they are.