Battle-tested breakthroughs


The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) provides free psychological treatment for current service members and veterans for both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB).

Treatment programs typically last two weeks to three months.


R&R Program

The R&R program provides state-of-the-art psychological treatment for current service members and veterans experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to exposure to military and nonmilitary related traumatic events. All veterans are eligible regardless of the era or discharge status.

“I was able to set aside my fear, looking over my shoulder, expecting the worst out of humanity. I’ve been given back my ability to smile, to laugh and, most of all, to engage with my family.” Air Force PJ
“Over 40 years with PTSD; who am I if I don’t have PTSD? I am now a man who believes in hope and idealism and wants to become a better person, finding happiness and inner peace.” Jim
“I am so happy to see him find a new vision of himself.” Melanie Jim’s wife

BCBT for Suicide program

The STRIVE BCBT program provides state-of-the-art psychological treatment for current service members, veterans, first responders (e.g., law enforcement officers, dispatchers, firefighters and paramedics) without a military history, and their family who are experiencing symptoms of suicidal thought and behaviors (STB).

Serving those who serve

Veterans and First Responders who go through our studies help STRIVE find the answers to how we can make treatments better, faster and stronger for those that follow.

It is through generous contributions that STRIVE can provide quality, life-saving treatment studies at no cost to the service members, veterans, first responders and their families. If you are interested in participating in one of our studies or want to sponsor a veteran/first responder to attend, please fill out the following form:



STRIVE is awaiting IRB approvals upcoming in summer 2021 to start the R&R study for all first responders. If you want to refer a patient send an email to

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