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.

About me

My Mission

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

When it comes to our mental wellbeing and peace of mind there is only ONE PROBLEM – psychologically, we get caught up in the content of our thinking and get lost in it.

THERE IS ONE CURE: Through an understanding of who we are, how are minds work, and where experiences comes from, we wake up from it. A deeper knowing rises up and we become resilient, and feel better.

My mission is to bring hope to all military and first-responder personnel who are suffering and/or not coping well, by introducing a non-prescriptive mental health understanding called the Three Principles Understanding. This understanding has remarkable results in offering well-being, peace of mind, and resilience to those suffering from diagnostic labels for mental distress, including PTSD.

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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Looking for support in the form of coaching or mentoring?

My aim of helping and supporting as many responders as possible has been my vision/mission for several years.

I have found from time to time we all could use a little support.

Please contact me for more info, and questions on how I can be of service to you.