Code 9 Project offering training to first responders, frontline workers

The president and co-founder of the Code 9 Project joined Action News Now to talk about how to prevent PTSD and suicide.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 12:52 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:35 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Code 9 Project is a nonprofit organization that provides education and training for First Responders, Veterans and their families for the prevention of PTSD and suicide.

First responders and frontline workers suffer some traumatic and difficult experiences on the job, but the coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on many people's mental health.

"We are a national nonprofit compromised of active duty and retired first responders, law enforcement and fire service men and women as well as chaplains," said Brandielee Baker, president and co-founder of Code 9 Project. "We provide education, training and resources for the prevention of PTSD and suicide in those communities."

They may develop PTSD symptoms similar to military veterans and some struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and may even contemplate suicide.

A First Responder specific album of meditations was released by the Code 9 Project.

The project has a peer support group meeting every week for frontline works, first responders and veterans Tuesday and Friday.

For more information about The Code 9 Project, click here

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