Gold H.E.L.P.Honoring the Service of 911 Telecommunicators Who Died by Suicide
It is the mission of Gold H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of 911 telecommunicator we lost to suicide, support families after a suicide and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues.
SUBMIT AN OPERATOR
It’s not how they died, it’s how they lived. Submit a 911 operator for inclusion to the database
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Honor. Educate. Lead. Prevent.
We believe that 911 telecommunicators who suffer emotional injuries should be recognized and their service to the community honored.
We believe it’s time to put names and faces to the men and women who have died because their emotional injuries became too much to bear.
We believe it’s time to support the families who have lost loved ones to those injuries.
We believe in the saying, “We honor the dead by caring for the living.”
Why Gold H.E.L.P.?
It is the mission of Gold H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of 911 telecommunicators we lost to suicide, support families after a suicide and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues.
Suicides To Date by Year
Gold H.E.L.P. began collecting 911 telecommunicators in 2021. Join us in this important endeavor by confidentially reporting what you know.
National First Responder Suicide Awareness Days
September 24th – 27th – National Law Enforcement, Firefighter, 911 Telecommunications, Emergency Medical Services Suicide Awareness Days was created to recognize the service of first responders lost to suicide, raise awareness about suicide, and to remind responders and their families that they are not alone; help is available. This day will help to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help and, recognize that one moment in time does not define a life.
A suicide loss is unique, it can be difficult for families to share their experience with others who have not suffered the same type of loss. With the loss of thousands of first responders to suicide, we can put you in touch with another family who has experienced first responder suicide and knows what you are going through. No judgement, no stigma; just compassion and understanding. Care packages which honor your loved ones are shipped to you and events customized to your needs are hosted for and by you.
Training and Resources
Through our mission to Honor, Educate, Lead, and Prevent we’ve establish a large network of highly qualified and passionate trainers and speakers. We also have daily contact with organizations, agencies, and individuals who desperately need training. By submitting this form our team connects requests for training with those who are best suited to provide it.
The world of first responders is challenging at best, and while many agencies and organizations have worked to make the job physically safer with new tactics, equipment, and policy, the same cannot be said for first responder mental health. First H.E.L.P seeks to change that by bringing together credible representatives from each first responder discipline to serve as a voice for those who work in the field and those families that stand behind them.