Peer Support & Licensed Counseling

The Process:

Realistically our goal is to start each First Responder with Peer Support. The amount of sessions may vary for each person. Many times simply talking with a peer is enough to get you through the challenges you’re facing. We simply offer an unbiased ear to listen, but we can also provide you with feedback and peer counsel if you ask for it. However, we never want to impose on you an option, thought, or counsel when it’s not being asked for. 

Secondly, we will provide scholarships for licensed counseling for those in need. Perhaps peer support wasn’t enough to see you through your troubles or your troubles are much bigger than what you believe peer support could provide. It begins with having you (the first responder) fill out an application and explaining your needs and reason for the scholarship. After that, we will then get you in touch with a licensed counselors. The process can begin immediately if you choose to start remotely (i.e. at home from your computer or smart phone). The options will be to continue it remotely with that counselor or we will do our best to find someone close to your location that you can meet with face to face if you prefer. There will be a certain number of sessions provided up front and when those have been utilized we will re-evaluate your situation and move forward from there. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@nextrung.org! We’ll get back to you as soon as we are able. 

If you are in immediate need of help and need to speak with one of us, please call our Google Number at (678) 783-3686.

 

IF YOU ARE HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, IMMEDIATELY CALL 1-800-273-8255.