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About our CEO/ Founder Bev Perez

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Our CEO and Founder, Mirian "Bev" Perez passion for breaking the stigma and ending the suicide epidemic stems from both personal and professional experience as a police officer. Having endured the worst day of her life she has has now created a space for First Responders to feel heard and supported, serving as a vessel for those who continue to suffer in silence both active and retired. 

SHIELDUS was created by Bev in 2019 after she struggled to find help herself. She began to notice a gap in services and decided to do something about it. Bev had a vision to create a space to began healing from the hardships of working on the front lines. That's when SHIELDUS was born. The goal is have on-going retreats were First Responders will be provided with tools to began healing and dealing with trauma, grief, financial stress, relationship issues and more. Bev takes pride in offering holistic practices for participants to take with them and began applying in real time to be the best version of themselves on and off the job, not just for self but for their families as well.


Bev is certified as a Mind-Body Skills Practitioner through the Center for Mind Body Medicine, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist through the state of Florida, and has taken the following trainings: Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), Motivational Interviewing and  Dialectical Behavioral Training. 

Thank you for coming to our site, you can support us by donating to our cause which will scholarship first responders for our Inaugural Wellness Retreat, 100% of the proceeds go to SHIELDUS and our First Responders in need of wellness and mental health services. Or contact us to get involved and volunteer to become part of what Bev refers to her "Wellness Avengers". 

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