We all know first responders can be lifesavers, but they need help themselves from the daily stress of their jobs.
Here’s information on the 2nd Annual Behind the Badge NM Fundraiser:
First Responders risk their lives for the public daily. The sacrifices they make are endless and result with both a positive and negative personal impact even when they retire from their jobs.
Behind the Badge NM is a non-profit originally formed by Mental Health Counselor Mary F. Baca, LPCC to give back to First Responders and their families by creating a fund of monies to pay for counseling and ancillary services.
In addition, Behind the Badge NM has a Peer Support Team comprised of First Responders who are trained to lend a listening ear and shoulder to lean on when their fellow brothers and sisters are in need. The team is trained and clinically supported by Licensed Mental Health Professionals so that they have the appropriate skills to function effectively in this capacity.