About HicksStrong Inc.
We are the Hicks family: Michael, Jolee, Macoy and Sienna. We have always stood strong together…HicksStrong! With one child in the Navy and the other in college, things were looking up.
On February 11th, 2019 we received the call that would forever change our lives. The person on the other end said “Mr and Mrs. Hicks your son was found dead this morning”. Our hearts were shattered that day. We do not want other families to know this pain. We do not want our service members to feel alone…EVER!
We are here to help!
There is an overwhelming stigma, across all branches, regarding mental health in the military.
Service members feel they cannot talk about their mental health difficulties without losing rank or being dishonorably discharged.
They are being told to suck it up, being mistreated by their chain of command and being mocked by peers.
These are huge factors contributing to why our service members will not seek help with their anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation.
This is not only unfair and wrong; it needs to stop.
Our goal is to connect service members with therapists via telehealth so they can truly receive confidential support no matter where they are.
We are driven to change the military suicide epidemic by removing the red tape and shortening the gap between service members and therapist. Let us help you find a healthy outlet for dealing with your struggles.
Together we can help stop the military service members suicide epidemic and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health in the military.
Mental Health Support
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Negative attitudes about people who struggle with mental health is unfortunately a common problem. This stigma is often a barrier to people feeling comfortable with seeking help. HicksStrong is committed to removing these barriers.
We do so by offering workshops on suicide prevention and providing education on various mental health issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. By opening the dialogue and making it safe to discuss these topics, we believe we can empower military members and the community at large to seek the support that they need.
We also believe that we can empower leaders to identify those within their community who may be struggling and find meaningful ways to assist. We will speak at events, conferences, workshops and meetings to share our story and our commitment to saving military lives.
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