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 those that need 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 because of the difficulties with which they are dealing.
These are huge factors contributing to why our service members will not seek help with their anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideations.
This is not only unfair and wrong; it needs to stop.
That is why our goal is to connect service members with licensed counselors/therapists in the mental health field 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 serviceman 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.