ProTeam Wellness Partners with Indianapolis Fire Department to Provide Mental Health Services

Indianapolis, IN – June 1, 2024 – ProTeam Wellness, a leading provider of mental health services for first responders, is excited to announce an important addition to the partnership with Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD). This collaboration marks a significant step forward in supporting the mental well-being of our city’s firefighters and emergency personnel.

The demanding nature of fire and rescue work can take a toll on the mental health of even the most resilient individuals. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “It is estimated that 30% of first responders, including firefighters, develop behavioral health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This percentage is higher than the 20% prevalence in the general population.” Recognizing this, ProTeam Wellness is committed to offering tailored mental health programs, counseling, and support services designed specifically for the brave men and women of public safety.

“Our firefighters face challenging situations daily, and it’s our duty to ensure they have access to the best mental health resources,” said Ernest Malone, Fire Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department. “This partnership with ProTeam Wellness is a testament to our commitment to the well-being of our personnel.”

ProTeam Wellness will provide a range of services, including counseling, behavioral health assessments, and mobile app support. These resources aim to foster a culture of mental resilience and provide our firefighters with the tools they need to cope with the unique stresses of their profession throughout their careers.

“We are honored to serve those who serve our community,” stated Jim Sorgi, Co-Owner ProTeam Wellness and parent organization ProTeam Tactical Performance. “Our specialized mental health programs are designed to address the specific needs of first responders and improve timely access to care that our heroes need and deserve.”

For more information about the services provided by ProTeam Wellness or to learn more about this partnership, please visit or contact David Smith at

If you or someone you know are in crisis, call or text 988 in the Unites States and Canada. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

About ProTeam Wellness: ProTeam Wellness is dedicated to providing innovative mental health solutions to the men and women of public safety. With a focus on accessibility and culturally competent care, ProTeam Wellness is at the forefront of mental health advocacy and support for first responders.

About the Indianapolis Fire Department: The Indianapolis Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property, and the environment through exemplary fire prevention, education, and emergency response services.

Media Contact: David Smith, Director of Business Development, ProTeam Wellness,