Suicide Is Not The Answer
And Resources For The First Responder
By Fishing 4 First Responders Member Jason Patton,
Creator of Fire Department Chronicles 

Jason's Story

Fishing 4 First Responders member Jason Patton creator of Fire Dept. Chronicles shares his story of mental injuries and thoughts of suicide.
Thank You Jason for allowing us to share your story in hope of saving the lives of our brothers & sisters in the First Responder Family



Jason Partners with the Banyan C.R.E.W.
Call 888-926-4174

Banyan Mental Health offers residential and partial hospitalization programming for first responders who are struggling with a primary mental health diagnosis. We specialize in treating mood and thought disorders including, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorders, grief and loss issues, attachment and adjustment disorders, and self injury/self harm.

Learn More about the C.R.E.W. Program for First Responders

Resources For The First Responder

If you or someone you know is in imminent danger Do Not Hesitate. CALL 911

Fishing 4 First Responders is proud to Partner with and Endorsed the following organizations for the well being of our First Responders

SAFE CALL NOW      206-459-3020
Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL NATIONWIDE, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members.

Their Mission is to help our civil service members, military, & first responders, active or retired, as well as our volunteers, & their families. we do this by helping them with the financial costs associated with in-patient mental health treatment, & cost of living expenses while they dedicate their time to becoming a better 

IGY6 22
IGY6-22 Is a Support Organization that provides support to and works with other organizations that help First Responders & Veterans

Do you or someone you know have thoughts of Suicide Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.1-800-273-8255 or text BADGE to 741741

Code 4 Northwest 425.243.5092
Code 4 Northwest is an entirely volunteer-run, free and confidential crisis response and referral network for Washington State active and retired first responders, EMS, corrections, civilian support personnel, and their families.

Code Green
Code Green serve all first responders. Including firefighters, EMS, dispatchers, police, corrections, air medical, and search & rescue. 

SAFE CALL 206-459-3020
Now Safe Call Now is a 24-hour crisis referral service for those in public safety and their family members. 

First Responder Support Network 415-721-9789
FRSN provides educational treatment programs for first responders and their families. 

Serve & Protect 615-373-8000
Serve & Protect helps connect public safety professionals with trauma services.  for the

Cops Alive
Cops Alive provides resources and strategies to help cops live happy and successful lives.

CopLine 800-267-5463
CopLine is a 24/7 service that will connect you to a peer support counselor.

Treatment Placement Specialists 877-540-3935
The Treatment Placement Specialists program offers treatment guidance based on the

The Valor Officer Safety and Wellness program is a Bureau of Justice Assistance funded initiative that provides a ton of resources and online training focused on improving officer health and resilience.