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.”
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.
Each year in May military caregivers are honored for their service, the unsung heroes who selflessly provide long-term care. Here are a few ways you can show your caregiver what their service means to you.
Families of veterans and first responders also serve, often in ways many of us do not understand. When it comes to providing a fun event that provides healing and harmony, kayak fishing with Heroes on the Water chapters fills the bill.