Kayak fishing is recreational therapy that provides healing and community. For Heroes on the Water Galveston chapter coordinator John Stapleton, it is a using his childhood hobby to provide healing for our veterans, first responders and their families.
Suicide and mental health are major concerns for veterans and first responders, who often face high levels of stress and trauma in their line of work. Learn about statistics and ways to cope with stress.
When Pure Fishing learned about HOW’s mission, they knew that our goals were in alignment with their values of inclusivity, diversity and generating joy and hope through fishing.
Hope is more than just a word. Science has proven that cultivating hope can improve brain function and resiliency. Here are 5 ways that you can increase feelings of hope to improve your everyday life.
Volunteers are the heart of Heroes On The Water - without them, our organization cannot thrive. Read about two long-term volunteers and why they’re passionate about giving back through HOW.
“Everyone thinks that because you retire as a Colonel and go to work for a Fortune 70 company and rise to COO of a major segment you had it all planned out. That’s simply not true.” - Neil Mullaney, Colonel (Ret) USAF
Scott Null is a retired police officer who unknowingly spent years coping with Post Traumatic Stress. He and his wife Camille spoke to HOW about the ways that the outdoors, including kayak fishing, can provide healing to first responders.
First Responders are 30% more likely than civilians to experience mental health conditions. Learn about practices that can help first responders cope and thrive.
Neil Mullaney, Col (Ret) USAF cannot stay retired. He has tried – twice. When Heroes on the Water (HOW) came calling, Neil found himself intrigued enough to come out of his second retirement to start a new leadership role.