We at Courageous Tails have experienced first hand the positive impact animals have brought to our lives, to include the impact K9s have when it comes to improving the mental health and wellness of veterans and first responders.
In order to give back, we are supporting our veterans and first responders, while honoring the animals and working dogs who provide so much joy, dedication, and inspiration. No matter what, they are always there for us.
To raise awareness and support, we provide presentations and information throughout the country to veterans, first responders, and the public regarding the emotional impact a K-9 can have on someone's life. Having visited and photographed working dog teams in over forty states and overseas, we capture and share the Courageous Tails of the veterans, first responders, and K-9s we meet.
Stories include the profound bond between K-9s, handlers, and their communities, as well as the immense impact dogs have in managing post-traumatic stress and the grieving process. We meet with veterans and first responders to explain how exposure to life saving traumatic events and the resulting post traumatic stress, impacts their long-term mental health and physical well-being. Information is also provided to promote the continued health and well being of our K-9 partners.
The stigma of mental health remains prominent in military and first responder communities. Please join us in our effort to lift the stigma associated with mental health.