The mission of ‘Hold Strong’ is to create a community of current and former law enforcement officers suffering from the effects of PTSD and suicide within our blue line families. We provide vocational, educational, recreational, and mental health support activities in a safe and productive environment. ‘Hold Strong’ provides a space for members to work, play and relate together, while receiving support to hold strong in the face of the PTSD and survivor guilt storms that so often plague our law enforcement community. We will hold strong for law enforcement officers, their families, and their friends when they need it the most.
The purpose of our group is to provide a different approach to support systems. We help members to express their struggles in a space that is safe, productive, and therapeutic. This space is for all people affected by PTSD and suicide, including friends, family, current and former law enforcement, all are welcome. We work to educate current and former law enforcement about the symptoms and effects of PTSD and how to recognize and process those symptoms and ask for help. Hold Strong Inc will teach the community about the prevalence PTSD in law enforcement that often goes un talked about and untreated which leads to the rising number of police suicide. No one should suffer in silence and the goal of ‘Hold Strong’ is to help make sure no one does.
Within the ‘Hold Strong’ team we give members the ability to work on creating an off-road race vehicle for the goal of racing the Baja 1000. While building this vehicle members are be able to share their experiences, traumas, and struggles in a productive therapeutic way. The team will meet, race, and attend events together to help spread awareness of the growing number of police with PTSD and suicide. Within this space members can speak openly and honestly without judgement of their struggles. We strive to provide emotional and financial support to officers and families who have lost a life to suicide or have decided to leave the department for mental health reason.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide help to those who need it. Your generous donation will fund our mission.