First Responders & Military

At Spring Valley Counseling and Trauma Wellness Center, we strongly appreciate what our men and women do for this country and the sacrifices they make. By experiencing and witnessing trauma, your brain undergoes physiological changes that create posttraumtic symptoms. These symptoms are oftentimes unknown to others and the invisible scars may be holding you captive and impacting you in ways you may not understand. Unfortunately, the effects of these experiences can be even more dangerous than a single traumatic event, largely because it is more likely to go unnoticed and untreated.

It takes courage to seek support and the decision can be a difficult one. Often, limiting beliefs like “I’m weak if I reach out” may be the obstacle. For first responders, the appearance of weakness may elicit feelings of shame or inadequacy. This feeling is common, but every single responder warrior who undergoes our brain wellness “re-boot” have been grateful and state they recognize how vulnerability is actually a great strength. Our best advertisement is word of mouth experiences shared by first responders who have gone through our “re-boot” process and know the life changing results first hand.

At Spring Valley, we specialize in working with first responders and their families. Unlike other trauma counseling agencies, we require monthly training to update, sharpen, and continuously grow our specific skill sets to effectively treat this unique population, which includes law enforcement officers, military, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, correctional officers and anyone with posttraumatic stress.

CALL 911 FOR ALL MEDICAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES

NATIONAL HOTLINES

988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE

Call or Text 988; 24/7

COPLINE

800-267-5463; 24/7

FIRE/EMS HELPLINE

888-731-FIRE (3473); 24/7

IAFF HOTLINE 

Firefighters Only

 844-525-FIRE (3473); 24/7

FRONTLINE HELPLINE

866-676-7500; 24/7

POISON CONTROL
800-222-1222; 24/7

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

Dial 988 then press 1, chat online,

or text 838255; 24/7

PTSD / MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINES

CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text HOME or 741741; 24/7

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
800-950-NAMI (6264)

PTSD FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

877-717-PTSD (7873)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

800-662-HELP (4357); 24/7

  IAFF PTSD & MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE

Firefighters Only

866-965-3074; 24/7

ALCOHOL / DRUG HOTLINES

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

800-662-HELP (4357); 24/7

IAFF ALCOHOL HOTLINE
Firefighters Only

855-900-8437; 24/7

IAFF SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE

Firefighters Only

866-965-3074; 24/7

The MO CIT Council has identified a list of trained behavioral health professionals who specialize in helping first responders who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, post-traumatic stress symptoms and more. The providers on this network understand our unique professional culture and are trusted and vetted by first responders.