The following resources are available for first responders at no cost. We encourage you to expore these resources and take advantage of what they have to offer.

If you know of other free online resources that you feel would be useful to the JMU Police Department, please send them to Tara at




The mental, emotional, and physical impacts of emergency response work can compromise our ability to be there for our brothers and sisters in uniform, to be engaged with our families, and to protect our communities. Originally founded at the National Mental Health Innovation Center of the University of Colorado Anschutz, ResponderStrong now serves as the mental health initiative of the All Clear Foundation. A collaboration between emergency responders and our advocates (clinicians, educators, researchers, health care organizations, and foundations), ResponderStrong's mission is to improve mental health supports for emergency responders and our families through joint focuses on intervention and prevention. Our site serves as a resource map for responder-informed crisis and clinical services as well as easily accessible.

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As a frontline responder, rescuing others is the job, but that job can take its toll.

YOU | ResponderStrong is a free, confidential space for responders and their families to take charge of their well-being and be their best in their personal and professional lives.

VA First Responder Support Services

The mission of VFRSS is to provide mental health and emotional support services to all first responders no matter the need. VFRSS will provide confidential non-judgmental peer support consisting of, but not limited to, healing conversations and referral to a qualified mental health professional if necessary. No first responder who requests help will be turned away for any reason. We value honesty, confidentiality, and evidenced-based approaches to mental health support and emotional wellness.

Mindful Junkie Outreach is a not-for-profit organization that empowers first responders with mindfulness strategies to be safe, healthy, and emotionally regulated. Founded by Gina Rollo White, a mindfulness educator and researcher, our programs teach first responders how to manage reactions, notice impulses, and work through emotions - in the moment, and when they go home.

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