4 Heroes 4 Life-line PTSD Family Support Services


Our First Responder Community in Fire and Rescue and Law Enforcement, as well as their Families, are in grave need of behavioral health support and services. Many of these brave Heroes experience repeated traumas in the line of duty, leading to high rates of PTSD and of suicide and suicide attempts.

“There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair. Suicide Statistics (

More police officers die by suicide than by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. A fire department is three times more likely in any given year to lose a firefighter to suicide than to a death in the line of duty. Former Chicago-area Fire Chief and Founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance  Jeff Dill , keeps track of Firefighter deaths by suicide and says, “They never told us all the things we'll keep in our minds — the images, the brain deprivation, that cultural brainwash of being strong, keep things to yourself, don't ask for help," He tells first responders around the country, "If you don't think you've changed, you're absolutely wrong."

A survey of more than 4,000 first responders found that 6.6 percent had attempted suicide, which is more than 10 times the rate in the general population.” (March, 2017)

We at 4 Heroes 4 Life-line are dedicated to making sure we can HELP another Hero and their family avoid taking the twists and turns on our life journeys that brought great injury, pain, and challenges to ourselves and our own families. We strongly believe that we can aid countless American Heroes and their families, create businesses and career opportunities, and provide a reproducible model of interconnected social enterprise, responsible business practices, social awareness, and green economy, as well as HEAL the wounds of first-hand and second-hand PTSD.

“...85% of the first responders had experienced symptoms related to mental health issues ...One third of them were formally diagnosed with either depression or PTSD.” (May, 2017)

Our heroes deserve the peace of mind that their sacrifices are not in vain, the belief and knowledge that their families can be healthy, seek education, and build better futures for themselves. We can aid in that stability. Let’s Join Forces to raise funds and make a difference in the lives of our honored American Heroes.

Our goal is to fund support programs to assist First Responders and their families in the avenues of health, education, and career development that are not currently or fully addressed by government and social programs. Our passion is driven by witnessing firsthand the results of a gap in services not presently available for Heroes and their families. Proceeds from our Let’s Join Forces grassroots fundraising campaigns and enterprises will allow us to create jobs, open career paths, and deploy more programs for assistance and community Involvement, especially in the area of PTSD healing and Suicide Prevention.

Our Partner Program Alliances support our Heroes and their Families with financial assistance, counseling, peer support, and tools for healing. Our own Signature Programs for not only the Heroes, but for their families as well, will include scholarships, healing family adventures, health retreats, and our business 4Life-line Incubator/Accelerator to support Hero and Family entrepreneurs.

Other projects and programs within our vision:

● Basic coping skills associated with “Silent Wounds”

● PTSD (Mental Health Therapy)

● Gaining personal development and effectiveness           

● Job Training and Job Placement for Vets

● Communication skills and workforce skills                        

● Life Skills Groups for Heroes & Family

● Advanced Leadership Skills                                                

● Build Orphanages around the world

● Recognizing future opportunities                                        

● Implement programs in orphanages

● Job Assessment, Placement and Retention                     

● Microfinance Programs

● Homes for families with PTSD                                            

● Health & Wellness Program

● Homeless Veterans (temporary and permanent housing)        

● Leadership Academy         




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