To Bridge the Gap Between Mental Illness Treatment and Recovery, as We Work Together to Reduce the Mental Health Stigma
We exist to walk the path of accountability and treatment coordination with all First Responders, including fire, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT's) and others, who need help with anxiety, depression, suicide, PTSD and addiction. We help develop positive mental health by incorporating programs with culturally competent counselors (understand the challenges and experiences), nurse practitioners, peer support, resiliency, and education in a customized treatment plan. It is our goal after completion of our program that First Responders, and others, will experience total healing from the debilitating traumatic effects caused by protecting and serving their communities.
To Get and Keep First Responders Mentally Healthy
A mentally healthy First Responder can be more impactful to their work in protecting and serving, without the interference of trauma, fear and past experiences. The goal is to remove the roadblocks and create a path of success.
Jennifer & Brian
MUTUAL SUPPORT AND THE LOVE OF JESUS
Married for over 19 years, these two have had their own experiences with PTSD and mental health battles. With the help of their faith and love for each other, they were not only able to heal from these horrific experiences, but can now help others through their traumas. 3FTL is an organization based on Experience, Expertise and Vision. It was founded in 2018 and has grown substantially to support the needs of the First Responders trauma recovery. Currently the First Responder suicide rate has surpassed their line of duty deaths.
Psalm 40; 1-3:
1 I waited a long time for the Eternal; He finally knelt down to hear me. He listened to my weak and whispered cry. 2 He reached down and drew me from the deep, dark hole where I was stranded, mired in the muck and clay. With a gentle hand, He pulled me out to set me down safely on a warm rock; He held me until I was steady enough to continue the journey again. 3 As if that were not enough, because of Him my mind is clearing up. Now I have a new song to sing— a song of praise to the One who saved me. Because of what He’s done, many people will see and come to trust in the Eternal
3FTL's first Service Dog
Jester joined 3FTL, in Year 2019, as one of the first First Responder agency dogs from his facility. Jester is a Certified Agency Dog, whose main job is to comfort and offer emotional support for First Responders during their treatment. He assists 3FTL daily. When he is not working, Jester will gladly show you all of his wonderful tricks, especially saying prayers.