We are looking for first responders and veterans with PTSD to share their story.
Parents of those who lost their lives to PTSD.
Children and spouses are also welcome to share.
It is our mission to spread awareness and education, help make changes for mental health care through our legislatures and help change the world for everyone in these roles.
The general public doesn't understand what you go through and others that are struggling will find comfort knowing they are not alone, that there is hope and they can reach out.
With your story, you will be actively a part of ending the stigma.
This can be done anonymously but is not mandatory. You can do this by email, letter, video, art, poem, pictures or a combination. Whatever speaks to you!
This does not need to be graphic but does need to be honest and true.
This does not need to be more than you are comfortable sharing.
We will be sharing this project on our website, online, through our social media, at our events and more. Together we will be apart of something bigger than ourselves, together we can take a chunk out of the stigma!
Contact ALevitt@FirefightersWithPTSD.org for more information or to submit your story
Share your story anonymously here or by emailing email@example.com
Please use firstname.lastname@example.org email in the required email space if you would like to be 100% anonymous (the site won't let us removed this required space)
Meet Keith Newton, he is a retired Lt. Lic-Paramedic and is Chaplain for Denton Fire Department.
Please take the time to learn more about Keiths story through his video linked below.
(Trigger Warning: Talks about fire call involving children)
Thank you Keith for being so vulnerable, understanding and finding the strength to help others as you reached out to help yourself.
Mike Logue was a dedicated firefighter in Houston and Central Texas and was an Army medic veteran.
He loved to help others and always put others first.
His dogs Kai and Indiana were his everything and helped when nothing else would.
We thank Mike for his fire and Army Service, thank his family for supporting our mission and sharing his memory and work with us.
We fight for you Mike!
Kevin lived a short 41 years on this Earth but changed the lives of many. His friends, family and the city of
St. Cloud, Minnesota. Kevin was a St. Cloud firefighter for 12 years, it was his passion and he was very proud to give back to the community in this way.
For all that knew him knows that he was a funny, personable guy.
A great dad, son and friend.
The last 3-4 years of Kevin's career (and life) he struggled with PTSD symptoms. Behind his smile and laughter was pain, pain that Kevin never got the chance to learn how to fully cope with. Kevin was diagnosed with PTSD at the Center of Excellence in August 2018 and was let go from his position in
Kevin lost his life to PTSD on July 23, 2019 by use of alcohol.
*This account of Kevin's life and struggle were submitted by his mother. Thank you Elaine for sharing his story with us.