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Wednesday - Main Agenda



SOF for Life Session: Sound Off and Anonymous Mental Health Support

10 May 2023
Marriott Water Street - Floor 2 - Florida Ballroom Salon VI
SOF for Life Transition Track

Come learn how Sound Off is working with benevolent organizations across the special operations community to provide mental health support on your terms, and how you can support your SOF brothers and sisters who may be struggling in silence. Too many of those struggling feel unable to access care for fear of stigmatization or professional blowback; Sound Off offers the opportunity to engage with ongoing peer or clinical support while maintaining complete anonymity. By the end of the session, you will understand how SOF veterans and service members can access anonymous care, you will be registered to provide peer support via the Sound Off app, and you will have received the necessary training via the GRIT (Greater Resilience Information Toolkit) Resilience Course training team. GRIT was created by the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at the University of Colorado Springs. It focuses on core principles of psychological first aid, stress, disaster stress, resilience, and self-efficacy, as well as self-care and referring to professional mental health support when needed.

Ms. Nicole Weis, Director of Community Training and Empowerment - Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Mr. William Negley , Founder - Sound Off

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.