Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support uses the understanding of another’s situation through shared experiences.
Tracy, a dedicated school teacher in New York with a passion for fishing, and Gordon, an Army veteran with a love for the outdoors, exemplify the power of involvement in helping veterans.
Post-Traumatic Stress is not a one size fits all diagnosis. It can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons, including military combat and law enforcement as a career. The PTS symptoms that impact these heroes can be minimized through outdoor therapy.
“Being able to utilize aquatic therapy and getting on the water with my peers and people that have the same problems that I do to reset and talk about family helps us feel better about ourselves. We need that help.”
As a Clinical Psychologist having seen some of the worst actions our military endured in Afghanistan, Bob Bischoff understands the healing power of Heroes on the Water kayak fishing programs.
Heroes on the Water’s recurring kayak fishing program promotes continual wellness and healing for veterans, first responders and their families, which is in alignment with promoting post-traumatic growth.