We are a 501c3 with a collective love and passion to provide Blue Mind experiences, outings and events for first responders, front line workers, veterans, individuals, and agencies to intentionally utilize the scientifically-validated therapeutic benefits of being in, near, and on the water for positive mental, emotional and physical wellness impact where #waterismedicine.



In spring 2020, U.S. prescriptions for depression increased by 34%.



Science supports that being in, on, near or under the water reduces red mind (anxiety), helps avoid gray mind (burnout) and leads to Blue Mind (peace).



PTS and depression rates among firefighters and police officers are 5 times higher than civilians.

“Science shows that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, help treat and manage PTSD, addiction, anxiety disorders, autism and more.”

Wallace J. Nichols, Author – Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

About Us

Our mission began as a passion – for water, outdoors and the activities that provided emotional peace and confidence just by doing them. We have spent a lifetime devoted to taking individuals and groups into nature and on the water. At first it was just a “way of life” and we knew it made others feel better, friends who were having difficult times, dealing with illness, stress, anxiety or loss. When we lost of two our own, StarFlight nurse Kristin McLain, to a flight rescue incident, and Senior Deputy, Jessica Hollis to a flood incident, we were suddenly surrounded by first responders dealing with loss and PTS; parents with struggling youth; adopted children searching for solace; and individuals battling illness or grief – all asking us to take them out upon the water.

Our goal is to inspire, empower and fund a collaborative movement of education, experiences and events where nature and #WaterIsMedicine. 


Operation Get Out has opened my eyes and taught me how important it is to take care of myself.  It has taught me how important it is to say I’m not ok and to find help and healing through therapy and most important, to me, my blue mind!

– Law Enforcement Deputy

Time on the water relieves my stress and troubles as the waves of peace and serenity wash over my soul, leaving me more centered, confident, and connected.

– ER Nurse


Blue Mind Bundle - $30

Blue Mind is at the heart of our organization. Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols wrote a best seller about the remarkable effects of water in all of its shapes and forms on our health and well-being. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. Look for our Blue Mind events coming soon. A $30 donation includes signed copy of Blue Mind book, Operation Get Out #LetTheWaterMoveYou silicone bracelet, Blue Marble talisman, and shipping.

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