Our founder developed an app after years of research and interviews. The app was designed by and for veterans, active military, nurses, and first responders to be an open-forum communication tool on a safe and private platform. Open discussions on both positive impacts and negative occurrences in their career. Brag about your accomplishments, ask how others balance life and work, ask for advice on how to deal with a tragic event that you cannot get out of your head and just connect with others who understand your livelihood. The feed will be vetted by moderators (retired members of each discipline) who will oversee their discipline’s feed and be available for peer to peer communication. The app will allow everyone to group chat, private chat, phone call, and video chat with one another anonymously. The number one service this app was requested to have is an emergency notification feature. This will allow those in need to request help within their discipline for immediate contact (By phone call or video chat). This will then notify everyone in that discipline and when it is picked up, the discipline will be notified that the call is being handled. After the call is handled, counseling services will be provided and phone numbers for additional help will be given to the member. Need help with a specific issue you are facing on the job right now? The question-answer forum can help in a way that a general addiction or mental health support groups may not be able to. All users will have access to any help at all hours of the day. Think of SilentHero as a social media platform to connect with others in your discipline with the bonus of a support group readily available when you need them.
Benefits of using SilentHero include meeting with people who speak your language because it is common to share your experience and talk about what you have been through and what you have done – things that relate to why you are there and seeking support. It is helpful to know that you are speaking to a group of people who understand the lingo and situations. Learning from people who have been where you are: You will meet people in your peer support group who started where you are and have seen what you have seen; and moved forward to a place of recovery. Certain health problems are common among certain professions given the nature of the job. Your support group will be able to help you know what to look for. No matter what you have been through, what you say or how you say it, your peers have likely been through it, seen it before, or heard it from someone else. There is no need to fear the judgment of the group when you are doing nothing more than sharing your experience on the job.