Some Veterans are also First Responders, and some First Responders are also Veterans. Some resources may cross- assist. Additional resources can also be found at the following:
One Resource for First Responders - www.or4fr.com
Defense Suicide Prevention Office - www.dspo.mil "Advances holistic, data-driven suicide prevention in our military community through policy, oversight, and engagement to positively impact individual beliefs and behaviors, as well as instill systemic culture change. The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) was established in 2011 and is part of the Department of Defense's Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The Secretary of Defense designated a Defense Health Board Task Force to examine efforts to prevent military suicide. The creation of DSPO was the result of the Task Force recommendations. DoD integrates a holistic approach to suicide prevention, intervention, and Postvention using a range of medical and non-medical resources. Grounded in a collaborative approach, DSPO works with the Military Services and other Governmental Agencies, Non-Governmental Agencies, non-profit organizations, and the community to reduce the risk for suicide."
Heart of a Lion ~ https://www.jdme1991.org/resources
Nick Lavery - https://www.machinenick.com/aboutnicklavery - "Objective Secure". "In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above the knee amputee. Nick is currently serving the United States citizens as a Special Forces Warrant Officer, Assistant Detachment Commander and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, intelligence fusion, and mission planning and execution across all operational continuums."
The VA has a Social Media Safety Toolkit that includes best practices, resources and sample posts for responding to social media posts that indicate a Veteran is having thoughts of suicide.
The 22 Lives ~ https://www.the22lives.com/blogs/resources/organizations "Find resources, support, and help raise awareness for Veteran Mental Health and PTDS awareness."
Warriors for 22 Inc ~ https://warriorsfor22inc.com “Warriors for 22 inc mission is to extend a hand up not a handout through an ever-growing library of information and resources to help active duty and retired military, veterans, first responders, and their families overcome adversity to ensure that NO WARRIOR FIGHTS ALONE.