Surviving Suicide

Presented By: Doug Monda, Founder/Chairman of the Board/President of Survive First, Inc.

Registration Fee – $50 and will support the Florida Police Chiefs Education & Research Foundation and the Survive First Foundation (both are 501(c)3 organizations)

This presentation will be offered at the following locations:

Monday, June 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Conference Center
1002 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junior Achievement of South Florida
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Doug is the Founder of Survive First, Inc. and has a long-standing history in law enforcement, beginning his career in public safety in 2001.  In his second year of service, Doug joined the S.W.A.T. team with the Cocoa Beach P.D., and subsequently attended Marine Scout Sniper Training, earning his certification with Blackwater. During his 15 years of service on S.W.A.T., his experience as a sniper/team leader played a critical role in the safety of teammates and the success of countless missions.  During his career he also worked on the DEA Task Force, and alongside FBI, ATF, NASA and other agencies. In 2013, Doug’s own mental health became impacted from his long career in law enforcement.  His own experience with treatment for PTSD, depression, and attempted suicide was the catalyst that drove the founding of Survive First Foundation.  Doug is now a national keynote speaker who speaks on the impacts of a first responder’s job on mental health and family.  His mission is to spread awareness of PTSD, depression, and suicide in first responders, hoping to break the stigma, so that help may be received before it is too late.

Survive First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to assist first responders and families who need mental health support from the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and substance abuse. Through education and appropriate treatment planning and placement, we walk with our brothers and sisters on the road to wellness and recovery. Our vision is to reduce first responder suicide and save lives by ensuring that first responders receive the mental health support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives. We are a resource for first responders and their families to speak confidentially with former law enforcement officers, fire fighters, first responder professionals, and/or mental health care providers who are familiar with your line of work.  All communications are confidential, with comprehensive assistance and planning for mental health support for first responders and their families, as well as all emergency services personnel and their families. 

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