First Light
First Light

Striving to end veteran and first responder suicide.

Together we can.

Together we can.

Together we can.Together we can.Together we can.

About Us


Our Team

Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!


Our History

 In recent years, Veteran and first responder suicide has been on a dramatic rise. Everyday 20 veterans commit suicide and on average first responders encounter 188 critical incidents in their careers making them five times more likely to develop PTSD and depression.   Life-changing events encountered in these occupations are difficult to psychologically unpack in their busy lives. That’s why First Light strives to build resilience within the veteran and first responder communities using the state of Alaska’s wild frontier. First Light takes advantage of the solitude nature has to offer: The landscape, daily self-reflections and group discussion topics, coupled with a supportive First Light Cadre, provide a setting for building resilience through the honing of wilderness skills


Our Mission

First Light is striving to reach the veteran and first responder community in order to provide support and life changing experiences that will help them build resilience and find purpose.


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