The Mission of Bender's Hope is to provide education, resources and advocacy to First Responders, Military and their families dealing with On-going Traumatic Stress Disorder (OTSD) & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Michael Bender, a United States Marine Corp Veteran, served our country bravely. Following his service he suffered from PTSD. In 2018 he was tragically killed, having never received needed treatment.
Scores of men and women who serve our country, either on foreign soil or here at home, suffer daily from PTSD or OTSD, without sufficient treatment or help.
Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMTs, Paramedics, First Responders, and Military suffer from this daily. As a foundation, it is the goal of Bender's Hope to serve these brave men, women and their families by advocating and providing resources for counseling, doctors and any other medical treatment needed.
Bender's Hope Foundation is where individuals in need can seek help and be surrounded by others who have gone or are going through a similar circumstance. Bender's Hope provides safe and confidential resources for those in need.
With everyone's hard work and dedication, I know we can make Bender's Hope an amazing organization for our First Responders and Military. All proceeds will go toward building Bender's Hope Foundation.
I know in my heart this is what Michael Bender HOPED for!!
THE HARD TRUTH
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
Depression was reported in 6.8 % of EMS personnel.
Over 50% of firefighter deaths are due to stress and exhaustion.
47.7% of law enforcement experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety after the 9/11 attacks.