Operation Mutual Aid
Our healthcare workers, military and First Responders face extraordinary pressure in the line of duty, but after service is over or their shift ends another challenge begins….
On-the-job stress can have a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being, which can accumulate over the course of a career. Many struggle with alcohol abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD and other challenges.
Transitioning from active-duty to civilian life can also bring on persistent mental health issues and hardships in the life of active-duty military personnel and veterans connected to our community.
Operation Mutual Aid provides a space where First Responders and Military (Active, Veteran or Reserve) are able to connect with their peers who have had lived experiences with trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD in a safe and welcoming environment. Our goal is to provide a support system in the event of a crisis so that no one feels that they have to go it alone
We are not a crisis line, if you are currently experiencing an emergency or crisis please contact 9-1-1 immediately.
Apply to Volunteer
Our Peer Specialists offer their unique lived experience with mental health conditions (PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.) to offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with local resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people.
We are in development and currently seeking volunteers. We will provide basic training in suicide prevention, group meeting guidelines and program procedures. Training is provided free-of-charge so long as there is funding.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Specialist please fill out this application and we will contact you to schedule an interview.