ABOUT US

 

Who We Are

The Veteran-led Boulder Crest Foundation uses the proven science of Posttraumatic Growth to heal, train, and advocate for combat veterans, first responders, and their families who have experienced trauma.

We develop, deliver, and scale transformative programs to ensure these remarkable men and women transform struggle into strength and lifelong growth, so they can live the great lives they deserve.

More broadly, we are working to drive change across the mental health system, in pursuit of a system that is accessible, effective, and healthy.

Our Purpose

To ensure that combat veterans, first responders, and their families can live great lives in the aftermath of trauma.

Our Mission

To facilitate Posttraumatic Growth through transformative programs, world-class training and education initiatives, and research and advocacy efforts.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all combat veterans, first responders, and their families have the training, skills, and support they need to transform their struggle into lifelong Posttraumatic Growth.

The Problem We Are Solving

A suicide epidemic claims the lives of 20 service members and veterans every day, and more first responders die by suicide than in the line of fire. Millions of other combat veterans and first responders live lives filled with despair, battling PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The current mental health system, with its reliance on a one-size-fits-all approach of pharmaceuticals and talk therapy, has failed to address the nature and scale of this challenge.

What We Believe

  • We believe that a privately-funded model is the only way to generate the innovation, flexibility, and individualized support required to solve this problem.

  • We believe that combat veterans and first responders are the strongest among us, and that what they need to thrive is training, not treatment.

  • We believe that times of struggle can serve as the fuel for transformation and growth.

  • We believe struggle is contagious, therefore, to help combat veterans and first responders, you must focus on the entire family.

  • We believe that a calm, rural setting is a powerful component of the healing process.

  • We believe that strong, capable, and trained peers, working hand-in-hand with mental health professionals and training experts, are the key to fostering an environment of trust, openness, and safety.

  • We believe that life is full of ups and downs. Successfully dealing with struggle requires mentors, strong support networks, and wellness practices.

  • We believe that a comprehensive model encompasses Mind, Body, Spirit, and Financial wellness.

  • We believe that those best equipped to train others to achieve Posttraumatic Growth are those who have experienced Posttraumatic Growth.