Struggle Well

Struggle Well is a prevention-focused program based on the science of Posttraumatic Growth. By partnering with first responder agencies and active serving military units, we’re fundamentally changing the culture from the inside-out.

Quick Facts
For: First Responder Agencies & Military Units
Length: 1, 2, and 5-day programs
Locations: Nationwide
NO COST to participants
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What is Struggle Well?

A comprehensive approach that focuses on transformation of the active serving military and first responder culture, rather than the implementation of another wellness program.

Struggle Well training is guided by two objectives: normalizing the struggles that are a part of every service member and first responder’s life, and democratizing their ability to struggle well.

Struggle Well trains active serving military units and first responder agencies so participants are able to transform struggle into strength and growth, and be of better service to themselves, their family, community, and country.

Our transformative training programs

Struggle Well training is delivered in 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day training programs.


“We were dealing with the Pandemic, the civil unrest, as well as significant staffing shortages, and then on top of that some record breaking violence. Our turning point was the Summer of 2021 when we had two employees take their lives within two months.”

– Monica Prieto, Deputy Chief of Police, Tucson Police Department

“We certainly knew that officers weren’t coping well. We had a robust Mental Health Support Team, a Behavioral Sciences Unit, a department psychologist, and two Sergeants, but it just wasn’t enough.

It was at that time that really rocked the organization that we recognized we need to do more…
…and then the conversation started about what that MORE would look like”

– Chad Kasmar, Chief of Police, Tucson Police Department

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The Power of Training


growth in Appreciation for Life after attending Struggle Well training


growth in Deeper Relationships after attending Struggle Well training


growth in New Possibilities after attending Struggle Well training

I’ve never in my 23 years of doing this type of work seen such a powerful program.
Chief Chad Kasmar, Tucson Police Department
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We train our nation’s heroes to thrive in the aftermath of trauma with the PTG framework


more effective than traditional approaches to PTSD


Struggle Well participants trained as of 2022


growth in Personal Strength after attending Struggle Well training

First Responder Initiative

More first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty. It’s also estimated that 30-40% of our nation’s first responders are struggling with significant mental health challenges. At Boulder Crest, we help foster deeper relationships, new possibilities, spiritual-extensional change, personal strength, and an increased appreciation for life with our PTG-based First Responder Initiative, sponsored by FirstNet, Built by AT&T.

Learn More About the First Responder Initiative

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