Law enforcement and first responders benefit from recreational therapeutic programs such as kayak fishing, as demonstrated by the Music City Chapter of Heroes on the Water.
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.
“There's a difference between post-traumatic stress experienced by many veterans and that experienced by first responders. With law enforcement, it’s a culmination of many incidents, known as cumulative PTSD,” Libertini says.
“I think many people take for granted that the freedom and liberties we have are because of those members of the military we have standing behind us. It’s something I’ve always been drawn to supporting. Now, my daughter and son-in-law both serve it has become even more important to me.” Baxter-Clark says.
At times everyone struggles. At Heroes on the Water, we are honored to serve those who step up and ensure our freedom and safety. When one of those fine folks lets us know how we helped, that is certainly a fine day for us here at HOW. Please read Matt Bagley’s story. It is why we do what we do.