"911 Buddy Check Project" - Business Spotlight #14

Dan Mills, from Alabama, started this project to assist first responders in difficult situations. Whether it's mental health, substance abuse or divorce, they are there for you.

911 Buddy Check, built for first responders, by first responders.

Daniel Mills is the founder and president of the 911 Buddy Check Project. Daniel is married to his wife and best friend Kayla, and they have two children. He is a 16 year veteran of emergency services field. He currently is a full time flight paramedic for Air Evac Life Team in Carrollton, Georgia. Daniel has worked in critical care for over 10 years now; as well as inner city fire/ EMS, and trauma/neuro research. Daniel is also an OEF veteran of the US Navy where he served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with the United States Marine Corp for 8 years. He is an experienced ems, and mental health educator, Daniel has also taught for over 2 years for the Special Operations medical community. He has spoke at police, fire and EMS conferences all over the United States. Daniel is a CISD debriefer, Peer support/ substance abuse coach, ACE certified personal trainer, health coach, Transformational Nutrition Coach and yoga/ meditation instructor.

Suicide and Addiction has become a very familiar story among all branches of emergency providers, and is quickly reaching pandemic level. We are here to provide peer support services for ALL emergency personnel. Police, Firefighters, EMS and Dispatchers, we are One Family with One Mission, and that is to Live Well. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, so know, you are not alone. It is time to take off the mask and be real, raw and relevant.

The 911 Buddy Check provides multiple avenues and resources for beating and healing from mental health, physical health and spiritual problems. We provide tools and coaching to help climb and conquer the Four Mountains: Mental, Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional. Through coaching and education on the four mountains, we help our clients overcome job and life related problems, and live a powerful life.

Mental Mountain:

The 911 BCP crew provides peer support and coaching to help heal from the trauma and stress of emergency services. Our team has over 80 years of combined experience in air medical, ems, fire, dispatch, trauma research, dispatch and military. Our mental coaching program helps process, heal and thrive after surmounting affects from the job. Coaching is not therapy, it is a partnership and guidance. Mental Health Coaching is action oriented with an emphasis on improving one’s present life and reaching goals for the future. Peer support is always free of charge.

Physical Mountain:

Physical health is so important when dealing with stressors of the job. The 911 BCP is one of the only organizations in mental health to offer certified personal training services, health coaching, as well as Transformational Nutritional coaching. The 911 BCP offers personalized personal training programs no matter fitness level or experience. We offer online training as well as in person sessions depending on needs. We utilize the ACE IFT model: Function, Health, Fitness and Performance. The ACE IFT model is a proven system to set our clients up for undeniable success and health. Physical fitness, health and wellness is a huge passion of ours at the 911 Buddy Check Project.

The 911 BCP team offers industry leading Transformational Nutritional coaching. Transformational Nutrition® is the scientific study of human health and wellness on multiple levels including the biological, psychological, and spiritual areas of life. Transformational Nutrition is a method of personalized nutrition that moves beyond food and physical symptoms to explore and uncover root causes of dis-ease and unhappiness to help people live fuller, more fulfilled lives.

Spiritual Mountain:

The 911 BCP team is the only Emergency Services Mental Health organization that offers spiritual coaching. We provide spiritual coaching under the Transformational Nutrition Coaching model. It is a highly effective resource when dealing with spiritual stress due to the job. Often times with mental health issues, we develop anger towards God, distance ourselves from our beliefs and church, and even question our beliefs. A spiritual life coach is a coach that helps create change in someone’s life by changing the way you operate on a deeper more spiritual level. Rather than just examining your behaviors, habits, and goals, they delve into your deep rooted beliefs and your connection to the divine. They show you how to work with the laws of the universe to get what you actually want out of life instead of just accepting whatever comes your way.

Emotional Mountain:

The Emotional Mountain is one of the most important mountains to conquer. When our emotional state gets off balance it can have dyer consequences for the provider. Our Emotional Mountain is often the first to take a hit when we are stressed, anxious, depressed or suicidal. We coach the client on positive and healthy emotion techniques to help break the cycle of a potential serious emotional issue. Sleep deprivation, poor eating habits, excessive caffeine intake, constant fight or flight state, and cumulative stress from the taxes and depletes our emotional state. We provide the client we a solid foundation of various techniques to help conquer the Emotional Mountain.

If you find one or all of your mountains off balance, take off the mask and reach out. If what you have been doing isn’t working, reach out and try something new. We are here to support you, not in front of you, not behind you, but beside you. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, and no one in this family fights alone.

Contact Daniel today for more details on coaching services available, as well as Peer Support.

205-356-2861 / 911BuddyCheck@gmail.com

Visit their website at - www.911buddycheck.org

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