Join the Shields & Stripes Mission.


They Raised Their Hand and Pledged to Protect You.

Now, They Need Your Help.

Our nation’s Military Veterans and First Responders have a 5 x higher risk of experiencing mental health problems due to constant exposure to death and destruction.

Sadly, the current mental health system in America was unprepared for this reality, and today, those brave men and women need help to survive life.

Our Military Veterans and First Responders Secretly Fight Their Own Battles.

Did You Know?

Between 17 and 44 veterans commit suicide daily?

The previous report of 17.2 a day reporting doesn’t account for accidents, undetermined, reported self-harm, or overdoses, resulting in undercounting errors.

In One Year, We Lost…




Data reporting is conducted with the intent to raise awareness and has sourced several agencies to capture the most accurate data to reflect the problem we are trying help fix. If you feel the data does not reflect the current situation, please contact:

Shields & Stripes Is Helping Our Heroes!

With a top-tier, 3-month intensive cohort led by the finest doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and trainers, Shields & Stripes is now providing the care our brave warriors, protectors, and servants deserve.


Cost to attendees!

Trauma Focused Psychological Therapy




and Yoga

You can help Shields & Stripes continue their mission of saving our brave men and women and getting them on the road to a healthy, peaceful life.

Could You Handle This Over, and Over, and Over?…

What one police officer with military service experiences in their career…

  • NViolent or tragic death of children
  • NTraumatic suicides and homicides
  • NExplosions and gunfire
  • NAmbushes and unplanned attacks
  • NViolent physical assaults
  • NDeaths of co-workers
  • NHigh-speed traffic collisions
  • NEntry into burning buildings and vehicles
  • NChild abuse, neglect, poverty
  • NJob-related injuries
  • NPolitical and administrative assaults
  • NDestruction of family

How Your Donations Make a Difference

Your contribution enables attendees, referred to as athletes, to benefit from comprehensive care, starting with 3 weeks of personalized in-person support, followed by 9 weeks of telehealth.


Program Services




System Management

Team Member Spotlight

Dr. Heidi Anderson

Meet Dr. Heidi Anderson, the lead mental health consultant for Shields & Stripes.

Besides her work with Shields & Stripes, she is the founder of The Healing Impact, which helps people with trauma, and she has spoken nationally about healing from trauma.


2024 Clay Shoot

Join us for a day of marksmanship and camaraderie at the 2024 Clay Shoot event hosted by Shields & Stripes.

2024 Charity Gala

Make a difference while enjoying an elegant night out at our Charity Gala. Indulge in music, fine dining, and exciting auctions—all in support of a great cause. Secure your tickets now!


We’re grateful for our amazing sponsors who care about our first responders and veterans as much as we do!

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A heartfelt thank you to Ryan N. Lambert and Holly Lambert, whose incredible generosity has fully funded an entire @shieldsandstripes program!

This means 8 Veterans and first responders will receive the comprehensive support they need to heal and rebuild their lives.

Ryan and Holly’s compassion and commitment to others and to our mission is truly inspiring.

Their contribution will directly provide a broad range of personalized services included in our 3-month program including airfare, accommodations, meals, nutritional counseling, occupational therapy, trauma focused psychological therapy, physical therapy, yoga, group and one-on-one therapy and more. 

Ryan and Holly, we are deeply grateful for your support and welcome your continued partnership as we grow and restore the lives of our nation’s heroes!

Read more at the link in our bio 🔗

#ShieldsAndStripes #Veterans #FirstResponders
Kick off spring with some friendly competition at our charity event on March 22nd! Join us for a clay shoot at Deep River Sporting Clay in Sanford, North Carolina 🟠🟠🟠 @deepriversportingclays 

Swipe to view sponsorship options and visit the Events page at or the link in bio for tickets or to claim your sponsorship. 

Proceeds benefit future @shieldsandstripes programs that restore the lives of Veterans and first responders. 




#NorthCarolinaClayShoot #NorthCarolinaSportingClay
As we wrap up another empowering meeting with the @bigfish_foundation we want to extend our appreciation for the ongoing support and relationship we share. 

Their steadfast dedication to Veterans is truly commendable. They have once again contributed $15,000 to aid our upcoming program! This will undoubtably change a Veteran’s entire life. 

We are thankful, not just for the financial support, but for the ability to align with like-minded individuals who share our mission and consistently fulfill their commitments. 

We recognize the importance of forging meaningful relationships to collectively create positive change. Thank you @bigfish_foundation 🙌🏼🇺🇸 




#bigfishfoundation #shieldsandstripes #veteranshelpingveterans
We are beyond excited to announce our partnership with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas @virginhotelslv who is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our nation’s Veterans and first responders. We look forward to the significant impact this collaboration will have.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Calvin Lau @callau2010 and Cliff Atkinson @catkinson25 for facilitating our connection and this partnership.

From the start, they have backed up their belief in our mission and our heroes with a focused strategy and impactful action. Welcome to the Shields & Stripes family, Calvin, Cliff, and the entire JC Hospitality team! 



#ShieldsandStripespProgram #Partnership #VeteransSupport #FirstResponders #CommunityImpact
🇺🇸‼️ Announcing the next @shields_and_stripes program ‼️🇺🇸

Our next signature 3 month program is composed of 3 weeks on-site in Pensacola, FL @team_exos from March 11th to March 29th and 9 weeks of telehealth with our expert clinicians. (Travel days: Mar. 10th and 30th) 

▪️Applications are open to all former or active military and all first responders, female and male. All expenses paid. 

▪️The @shields_and_stripes program is revolutionizing how Veterans and first responders receive care after experiencing trauma. Our approach is comprehensive, uses a variety of modalities, and creates a life changing impact. Experience long lasting and positive changes in your relationship with yourself and with your loved ones. 

▪️Apply now the link in our bio or here at

Thank you to Amplify Federal for your generous contribution!