22Kill was formed in 2013 to highlight the need to address veteran suicide and brought massive awareness through its viral 22 pushup social media challenge. When it became clear that police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel wanted and needed culturally competent, anonymous, and accessible care, 22Kill expanded its service base to include first responders. And now 22Kill recognizes there is a need to expand first responders to include the frontline healthcare responders, so they can have the same access to mental wellness and resilience care.
According to research conducted by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to change the condition of mental health in Texas, the current COVID-19 pandemic itself and the economic impact of mitigation efforts imposed to control it are both expected to result in direct increases in rates of mental health and substance use disorders, including deaths associated with suicide. The common denominator in the 22Kill mission is providing trauma-informed care for the mental health of those who run towards the fight; sometimes that fight occurs on the battlefield, on the beat, or in the OR, and 22Kill is honored to offer services to those who protect us.
Services include one-on-one traditional clinical counseling with a trauma-informed and culturally competent licensed clinicians, peer support groups, and check-in calls. Appointments and requests for information can be made online at www.22kill.com, phone 682-990-6242, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org