PTSD – ADDICTION NOT REQUIRED

Public safety pros individually respond differently to traumatic experiences. For some, the incident is no problem. For others, various symptoms of PTSD can present themselves. LEFT UNTREATED addictions of various kinds may occur to mask the emotional turmoil experienced. For some, no symptoms develop. Know what to do and what to look for in yourself and others.

CAUTION! HUMAN BEHIND THE BADGE

When the brave men and women who raise their hand and take the oath as a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or corrections officer, it is the result of hours of grueling training, many more hours in a classroom, and qualifying with their appropriate tools of the trade....

THE “CIDES” ARE KILLING US!

It almost seems like a daily occurrence. Facebook posts – OFFICER DOWN. Between Officers shot or stabbed, feloniously assaulted, and those Brothers and Sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice, it has been a violent time against our nations finest. On February 10, 2016 we lost FOUR in that one day, and TWO more in February 11, 2016. In a span of just 7 days we lost 7 Officers. Six of those deaths were by gunfire. In January we lost THREE other officers, TWO by gunfire, one through an accident. (ODMP.ORG).

MASKS

What is real, and what is perceived? Who are we, really? Of course, that question alone is the subject matter of volumes of books and shows like Dr. Phil. Without getting into a study of one’s inner child or directed self-discovery, none of which I am qualified to...

EMOTIONAL TOOLS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

With this article I’d like to introduce Serve & Protect’s new member of our Board of Directors.Dr. Steiner is the founder of First Responder’s Wellness Center in Wheaton, IL.  Dr. Steiner is a licensed clinical psychologist who also has 13 years of experience as a...

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