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About

Our Mission

Our Mission

To extinguish Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among first responders.

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Our Story

 By First Responders, For First Responders

What started as two firefighters coping with their worsening mental health symptoms evolved into something they wished existed as a resource. Our initiatives are designed to help this silently struggling population be more than just another statistic. Through these initiatives, we are raising awareness, providing an outlet, and investing in evidence-based trauma treatments. 

 

Statistics surrounding first responders' mental and emotional well-being are understated and underreported but continue to be damning.​ According to a 2020 article published by Dr. Holly Kennedy-Hansen, as well as data from a 2021 study concerning first responder mental health and wellness:​

  • 85% of first responders say they have experienced symptoms related to mental health conditions.

  • 57% fear negative repercussions for seeking treatment.

  • 40% fear being demoted or fired for seeking treatment.

  • 70% of first responders say mental health services are seldom or never utilized.

  • First Responders are 5x more likely to experience depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.

 

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"By sharing our artwork, story, and creative process, we hope to plant a seed of compassion in those who see it and give a voice to those who need it. You are not alone."

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Extended Team

Answer The Call!

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