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FAQ

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re asking this question, you more than likely need help. Unresolved trauma, hurt and pain if not dealt with causes us severe problems over the years. If you have ever thought, “I’d be better if I got help from someone,” then we would encourage you to contact us right away. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now longer regarded at a disorder, PTSD is now being refereed to as PTSI where “I” stands for INJURY. First responders are 5 times as likely as the general population to be injured by what they see. After a traumatic event, it’s common for first responders to struggle with fear, anxiety and sadness. Some may have flashbacks and nightmares finding it hard to sleep. Most people get better with time. But if you have PTSD / PTSI, these thoughts and feelings don’t just fade away. Unresolved trauma can last for months and years, and may even get worse.

YES YOU DO! Unresolved trauma does not always lead to PTSD / PTSI. Unresolved traumatic issues in life no matter how big or small can hurt us in ways we never see coming. Before things get out of control, we suggest you go to work and heal them up. Helping you do this is what we do best.

Cumulative trauma are the events we see and experience in life no matter how big or small they may seem at the time. We say cumulative because small events if not dealt with over time can grow into hurting issues that cause us severe pain. As first responders we all have small seemingly insignificant calls that if not properly dealt with can cause us pain and hurt in the long run.

Program fees vary depending on current costs. The following are a rough estimation of our costs. Check with us before you decide or not to decide to get help from us.

Brain Scans – $2,000

4-6 Day Trauma Retreat – $2,000 – $2,500

Individual Counseling – Cost varies and is health insurance plan dependent.

Peer Support Groups – No Cost

Travel Arrangements – Costs vary

At this time we do not take insurance. Once we set you up with your individual counselor, your health insurance plan will be used.

Our trauma retreat is 4-6 days in length. The location varies and is dependent upon the location of the participants at the time. We move our retreat to keep travel costs low.

If you need to cancel you can do so. While we hope that you will not cancel, we understand that life happens. We will issues refunds for deposits however cancellations within 96 hours may not be refunded.

Our goal is to help your entire family heal. We are working on developing a support network for spouses at this time. More info to come on this.

You most certainly do not have to get a brain scan. We however encourage it. No amount of counseling or therapy will fix you if you have a tumor in your head. While this is usually the exception, it has happened. Brain scans are a great way for us to help make a detailed plan for your healing process.

We hope that you will start to feel better right away. While we can make no guarantees, those of us who have worked through this process felt major relief after having attended the trauma retreat week. You will not be healed by next week, next month or even fully by next year. However, you will be better tomorrow than you are today. Many bad and tough days lay in your future as well as many bright and glorious ones. Our goal is to help you learn how to whether the tough ones while making the good ones great. This is a journey, not a destination. It’s a lifetime of growing, learning and getting better.

Donations and support are the key for our foundation keeping costs for first responders low and affordable. We most certainly would love your support and prayers. See our donate now page for more information.

Only if you tell them. We are under no obligation or contract to tell your department or supervisors anything you don’t want us to. We honor your confidentiality with the utmost integrity.

We will work with you to find you a long term counselor who can continue to work with us after you leave us. This may take a few tries but we are committed to helping you find the right fit for you for the long term.

FAQ DIDN’T SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM?

Here are several ways to get help

SAFE CALL NOW

Safe Call Now is a confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral servicre for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel, and their family members nationwide. 206-459-3020 https://www.safecallnow.org

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free confidential support for people in distress. They also provide prevention and crisis resources for the general public.206-459-3020 https://www.safecallnow.org

CRISIS TEXT LINE

Crisis Text Line is a global nonprofit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day every day. Text HOME to 741741 in the USA Text 68688 in Canada

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