Armor Up partners with Community Connections to help support first responders

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – An organization called Armor Up is providing support for first responders. 

They’ve partnered with Community Connections in Mercer County to provide resources for police and other first responders that are dealing with mental health issues.

One such resource is Safe Call Now, a national hotline for first responders. The president of Armor Up Vanessa Stapleton says they want to do whatever they can to help first responders cope with their issues. 

“Our program is for first responders with PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression, just whatever it is that they might be dealing with. And a lot of times they’re just not comfortable seeking help because of their job. So they can reach out to us and we can get them help confidentially,” Stapleton said. 

A first responder that needs immediate help can call the National Hotline for First Responders at (206) 459-3020.