CJoe was a New York City firefighter for 18 years. His father was a firefighter, as were four of his brothers. He trained more than half of the firefighters who were active at the time of WTC attacks. Higgins lost his
firefighter brother Tim on 9/11 and his dad and other brothers, also FDNY and NYPD, searched and found him in the rubble using his transponder.
“This program is badly needed in our community, “states Joe. “I am tired of going to funerals for my brothers and sisters who did not have access to the resources and support they needed. People don’t want to admit the PTSD stuff. It’s there, and people try to brave it out, but the fact of the matter is it’s there to stay unless you get some help.”
There are an average of 20 suicides among PTSD sufferers in the US every day, more than 20 percent of active and retired military have some form of PTSD and more than 300,000 current members of the military have experienced concussion trauma.
“The profound and saddening statistics clearly show our nation needs to better serve those who serve us. But those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg because PTSD also has a tremendous negative impact on families, friends, co-workers, communities and millions of others. Our research has shown our programs have a positive measurable impact on helping those who suffer from PTSD, TBI and injury.” – John Wordin, President and Founder
Working in partnership on participant research with Georgetown University Hospital and other leading clinical researchers, our programs have proven to produce positive outcomes at lower costs and reducing drug-based therapies for Veterans and First Responders in communities throughout the US.