The Unbroken Hero Project is dedicated to bringing mental well-being to those that serve in the military, emergency medical, fire, and police services.

Clarity, peace of mind, and freedom, even among challenging circumstances is available.

Recently announced Event!

** Wear BLUE Day – Talk-a-Thon **

About me

My Mission

I am Rick Ruppenthal, retired paramedic with 30 years of service and now a Transformative Coach/Mentor and Certified Change Practitioner.

My project mission is to bring hope to military and first-responder personnel by introducing a non-prescriptive mental health understanding called the Three Principles. The Three Principles has had a remarkable results in offering well-being, peace of mind, and resilience to those suffering from diagnostic labels for mental distress, including PTSD.

In addition, I am dedicated to bringing this understanding and evidence based research to the various services education institutes, to enable new and currently active personnel remain grounded to their innate mental well-being through out their career and into retirement.

It is this understanding that provided the context for me to thrive in my 30 years as a paramedic.

Resources for you


Here you will find coaching/mentoring services and a link for free immediate 24/7 coaching.

Services Page

Events and Workshops

Link to Schedule

Research and other useful information

Research papers, recordings from workshops and other information pertaining to the Inside-Out Understanding

Resources Page


What People Are Saying

What a blessing it has been. I learned a great deal from you, especially your calm demeanor. I am grateful that I could call on you in the times of confusion and needing assistance. You are a shining example to me!

Dorothy M

Rick, thank you for all your help this past year. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have without your help..


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Be part of the mission

With the aim of helping and supporting as many responders as possible, I always welcome a collaboration with those that share my passion for making a difference in the lives of people who have dedicated their life in the service of others.

Please contact me for more info on what you might be able to do in spreading the awareness of this project or helping out.