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NAMI North Texas is proud to participate in the NAMI Frontline Wellness Initiative, promoting positive mental wellness for first responders and frontline healthcare workers across the country.

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The Overwatch Peer Support Program is a regional approach to peer support. The OPS Program boasts a number of trained peer supporters who are members of the first responder and healthcare communities of North Texas. First responders and healthcare workers seeking peer support will now be able to utilize resources not just from their own agency or organization, but from the OPS Program as well. This drastically increases the amount of peer supporters and resources available to them, while also decreasing concerns of confidentiality issues related to talking about their brain health with co-workers. 

If you are a member of the law enforcement community (sworn or civilian) and would like to be connected with an OPS peer supporter, please register using the button below.

​Information you provide will be reviewed only by the program director ​and your confidentiality will be protected.

OPS BAsic TrainingS


March 2-3, 2023

hosted by the

Grapevine Police Department


Under Development w/ NAMI Pinellas County



uPCOMINg OPS SupplementalTrainingS

Suicide Intervention Training

Postponed, date TBD

Financial Training

April 24, 2023

hosted by

Garland Police Department

For more information,​ please get in touch with the Frontline Wellness Coordinator, Chris Payne, at

Chris is a former combat medic who served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is now an LCSW who has provided his expertise to multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments across North Texas through direct services, critical incident debriefs, and various mental wellness trainings.

Chris is dedicated to providing hope and help to first responders and frontline healthcare ​workers ​in order to promote mental wellness for his brothers and sisters.

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