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Heroic Hearts Project & Fireside Project Form Collaborate to Provide Peer-to-Peer Support for Veterans Using Psychedelics


Heroic Hearts Project, a nonprofit connecting military veterans struggling with trauma to psychedelic therapy options, and Fireside Project, a nonprofit helping people minimize risks and fulfill the potential of psychedelic experiences, have announced a partnership that will help ensure veterans processing past psychedelic experiences may receive free, confidential peer support by phone and text message from other veterans on the Psychedelic Peer Support Line.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Heroic Hearts Project, a nonprofit connecting military veterans struggling with trauma to psychedelic therapy options, and Fireside Project, a nonprofit helping people minimize risks and fulfill the potential of psychedelic experiences, have announced a partnership that will help ensure veterans processing past psychedelic experiences may receive free, confidential peer support by phone and text message from other veterans on the Psychedelic Peer Support Line.

"We are excited to work with Fireside Project in developing the veteran-focused Equity Initiative which will be an important step toward empowering the veteran community through peer support training," said Jesse Gould, founder of Heroic Hearts Project. "Community must be at the center of any mental health initiative."

The Fireside Equity Initiative, recently launched by Fireside Project, was developed to create a more equitable psychedelic community by empowering callers from underserved communities with the choice to process past psychedelic experiences with a volunteer sharing their identity. A key part of that initiative is hiring and training military veterans to provide peer support to other veterans, then helping those veteran volunteers pursue careers in the psychedelic field. The initiative will also offer free integration circles led by veterans.

Starting on June 23, military veterans will have the option to call or text the Psychedelic Peer Support Line and process past psychedelic experiences with other military veterans. The program will ensure that support line users who align with or come from the veteran community can be connected with a volunteer who is more likely to relate to their background, needs, and struggles.

"Fireside Project is delighted and honored to partner with Heroic Hearts on our Equity Initiative. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we empower veterans to support other veterans who are processing past psychedelic experiences. This partnership is a bold step in that direction," said Joshua White, founder and executive director of Fireside Project.

Activities from the collaboration include, but are not limited to, the following:

To learn more or to apply to be part of the Fireside Equity Initiative, please visit https://firesideproject.org/fireside-equity-initiative.

About Heroic Hearts Project
Heroic Hearts Project (HHP) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects military veterans struggling with trauma to psychedelic therapy options in combination with professional coaching and integration. Additionally, Heroic Hearts Project is focused on contributing to the growing base of psychedelic research to educate the public on the potential of psychedelics and to advocate for policy changes enabling increased and more equitable access to psychedelic therapies. The work of HHP has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist. Learn more at https://www.heroicheartsproject.org.

About Fireside Project
Fireside Project is a nonprofit organization that operates the Psychedelic Peer Support Line, providing free, confidential support by mobile app, phone, and text message to people who are in the midst of psychedelic experiences or processing past psychedelic experiences, whether those experiences occurred yesterday or 25 years ago. Fireside Project has received national media attention in such publications as Rolling Stone, Forbes, Esquire, TechCrunch, and more. Fireside Project can be reached by phone and text at 6-2FIRESIDE (623-473-7433) and through its app, which is now available on iPhone and Android. Learn more at https://firesideproject.org.

Media Contact

Jesse Gould, Heroic Hearts Project, 1 3868682948, [email protected]

Joshua White, Fireside Project, (415) 602-6584, [email protected]

 

SOURCE Heroic Hearts Project


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