Confidential Mental Health Services
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to feel stressed, however, it may be weighing more heavily on our FDNY EMS members. We understand and are aware of this hardship.
FDNY EMS members and their families who are in crisis should call or text 988. Don’t wait. Connect with someone who will listen and help. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The EMS FDNY Help Fund has partners that can provide treatment on a less immediate basis:
National Institute for Psychotherapies can provide longer term psychotherapy, EMDR, medication consults, etc.
THE WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE CENTER FOR TRAUMA AND ADDICTION is an outpatient, evidence based mental health treatment program that focuses on healing developmental and adult trauma.
Please note: EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that was designed to treat trauma, by alleviating the distress associated with traumatic memories. It is a short-term therapy where processing every detail of the incident is not necessary in order to heal and have relief.
Assist EMTs and Paramedics in overcoming hardship.
Connect the community that wants to help those who have helped so many.
Seek donations to assist EMTs and Paramedics with financial distress.
Provide the security EMTs and Paramedics need to get back on their feet.