inspiring intentional connections by empowering people and equipping partners through our established programs and resources

A WORLD WITHOUT LONELINESS

inspiring intentional connections by empowering people and equipping partners through our established programs and resources

A WORLD WITHOUT LONELINESS

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Send a care package to a first responder you know and love to remind them that they are not alone!

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Sponsor a care package and the Only7Seconds team will send one to a first responder in the United States.

why first responders?

It's no secret that first responders witness the darkest versions of humanity. They see the worst moments. They hold a front row seat to tragedy. As a result, the life of a first responder can often be lonely. Between physical fatigue, long shifts, mental strain, experiencing traumatizing situations, high stress, often first responders walk a path that civilians will rarely experience.

WHO ARE first responders?

First responders refer to anyone trained to respond in an emergency. Primarily law enforcement officers, firefighters, dispatch operators, and emergency medical services.

Here are some statistics of why first responders need to be reminded that they matter!

a few statistics on mental health for first responders

Sources: Ruderman Family Foundation, April 2018. University of Phoenix, April 2017, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Bentley et al. 2013)

First responders are at a higher risk for mental health conditions. First responders are 5x more likely to experience depression and PTSD. 

85% of first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health conditions.

37% of emergency medical service providers have contemplated suicide and 6.6% have made an actual attempt– nearly 10 times the rate of American civilians. Police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.

69% of first responders feel as if they have never had enough time to recover between traumatic events

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