Why and How: Thoughts from a Police Officer’s Wife

by Aly Tuttle This morning, I woke up as my husband was getting ready to head into work. Today is his normal day off, yet he is going in to work some overtime and to lead the range training for the other officers. I saw his range uniform lying there. He got dressed. I gave … Continue reading Why and How: Thoughts from a Police Officer’s Wife

Life-Altering Events ~ Disabling Injuries

by Peggy Sweeney There is a not-so-new epidemic sweeping this country that is finally getting the attention it deserves. Injuries and deaths among EMS and police officers are at an all time high. Emergency response workers “are more likely than other workers to die violently—from gunshots, vehicle accidents, and fire-related incidents. Their risk of suffering a … Continue reading Life-Altering Events ~ Disabling Injuries

How To Survive A Professional Ambush

by Marla Friedman, Psy.D., P.C. I started my career in mental health in 1979. I had graduated with a shiny fresh degree in psychology, though I had more hours in studio art and art history than in psychology. Unfortunately, my interest in art was limited by my lack of talent. I also noticed that being … Continue reading How To Survive A Professional Ambush

Grief

by Aubrey Futrell Louisiana State Trooper (Retired) Grief is a long and hard process that only time will ease. You will be going about your life when unexpectedly, without warning, something happens that reminds you of the one you've lost. You will see someone who looks like them or laughs like them. You hear a … Continue reading Grief