VFR Healthcare believes that anyone who puts on a uniform in service of others is part of the same community.
Law enforcement, firefighters, corrections officers, emergency medical personnel, and their families contend with mental health and substance abuse issues. These individuals are exposed to traumatic events daily. They work to protect their communities, many times without regard for their wellbeing – both physical and mental.
Relentless exposure to trauma, life-threatening situations, and the physical strain of working long hours on little to no sleep can negatively impact overall mental health, increasing the vulnerability and risk of substance use among first responders.
For first responders, the stigma towards people with mental health issues can be an obstacle to treatment. Not wanting to call attention to their struggle and preferring instead to focus on the job, many in the profession do not acknowledge that they might need treatment or that their symptoms may be complicating their ability to function.
We are part of your team, and are here to help. Our clinical staff has decades of experience treating first responders and their families. We have the cultural competence to understand what you’ve been through and how to effectively create the resilience you need to move forward.
Our confidential intensive outpatient group is comprised of all first responders. Treatment with only other first responders makes your experience more comfortable and gives you the ability to get treatment with other first responders who are going through similar issues.