Struggle Well Experience
Built exclusively for First Responders, the Struggle Well Experience is a 5-day immersive program that speaks to the unique challenges, skills, and abilities of this remarkable community.
What is tHE Struggle Well experience
The Struggle Well Experience is an intensive and immersive Posttraumatic Growth-based programs designed specifically for current and former members of the first responder community. This 5-day in-residence program, supported by a purpose-built app and lifelong learning, ensures that first responders can transform struggle into strength and Posttraumatic Growth. The program is developed and delivered by first responders for first responders, and speaks to the unique challenges, skills, and abilities of this remarkable community.
Leveraging educational and experiential modules, and the power of nature, the Struggle Well Experience provides a pathway for participants to live the great lives they deserve – filled with passion, purpose, growth, connection, and service.
Decrease in Depression reported after attending the Struggle Well Experience
Increase in PTG reported after attending the Struggle Well Experience
Decrease in Stress reported after attending the Struggle Well Experience
BCF Film Series: Reborn
Reborn tells the story of a police officer facing a very traumatic event in the line of duty; and her struggle in the aftermath.
The Struggle Well Experience is Made Possible by the Gary Sinise Foundation
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Struggle Well program FAQ’s
Struggle Well Experience is a peer-based training program that relies on a variety of educational and experiential activities for the purpose of teaching life skills, increasing community integration and involvement, and promoting physical, emotional, relational, financial, and spiritual health.
Struggle Well Experience is not an outpatient or residential clinical treatment program and does not offer any health care services including, but not limited to, use of licensed healthcare professionals in the delivery of programs or supervision of staff.
Struggle Well Experience does not involve the provision of health care of any kind including, but not limited to, individual, group, or family counseling or psychotherapy, pharmacological management, or medical interventions.
Struggle Well Experience is not offered as a substitute or replacement for health care services, which may be ongoing or needed at any time by program participants.