First Responders Support Group

First responders are individuals who respond to emergency situations with aid:  police officers, paramedics/EMTs, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and healthcare workers. In these positions, they frequently face dangerous and traumatic situations, thus they may be susceptible to a wide range of medical and mental health issues. The support of a mental health professional can help first responders address post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and any other challenges they may face during this global pandemic.

“With first responders addressing recent events such as COVID-19, we believe it’s important to provide free support on how first responders can manage their stress, anxiety and fear. This support group is designed to do just that. Thank you to the United Way of Greater Lafayette for funding this program to allow us to offer this support,” said Valley Oaks Health Chief Strategy Officer Zoe Frantz.

This group is for any first responder who desires support. The group will meet virtually one hour each week via Zoom (meeting ID: 809 036 2489) to help those on the frontlines. The support group is on Mondays at 7:00 pm-8:00 p.m. EST.

If you are interested in attending this group, please contact Kim Denton at 219-866-4194 or

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A Bright Future Starts at Valley Oaks

Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.