Sober Guy Radio Ep115 – Daniel Mills
Daniel Mills is happily married to a wonderful woman and father to an amazing son. He is a veteran of the US. Navy, a firefighter, paramedic, an educator and a critical care flight medic. Daniel became addicted to drugs and alcohol at an early age after growing up in an abusive home and being subjected to mob activity, and sexual abuse. Daniel ended up on the streets at 15 and became involved in selling drugs and gang activity. After years of running the streets, Daniel eventually pulled away from the gang crowd and became a firefighter/ EMT in 2002. His substance abuse didn’t stop with his new career. He continued abusing substances to which eventually landed him in jail. After overcoming major health issues and legal issues, Daniel began a crusade to help his brothers and sisters in emergency services who suffer from Post Traumatic stress and substance abuse. He started 911 Buddy Check in 2016, which provides a way for 911 providers to connect and reach out for help.
Crisis Text Line 741741 – A service that allows people in crisis to speak with a trained crisis counselor by texting 741741
Copline 1-800-267-5463 – Copline (Law Enforcement Only) A confidential helpline for members of US law enforcement. Their website also has additional information on help and resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 The national (USA) suicide hotline. Not first responder specific, but they can and will talk to anyone who needs help.Share the Load 1-888-731-3473
Share The Load – 1-888-731-3473 Also known as The Fire/EMS Helpline. A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council.
Safe Call Now – 1-206-459-3020 A 24/7 helpline staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members.