Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management

by Bob Rabe A college professor once asked the class, "How heavy is a glass of water?" The professor received several answers, but the professor replied, "The weight doesn't matter, it depends on how long you try to hold it. The longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes. That is, until you put it … Continue reading Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management

Warrior’s Heart: A Healing Place for Veterans and First Responders

by Don Prince A very close friend of mine encouraged me to visit the Warrior's Heart website, and review them as a potential first responder facility for addiction and post traumatic stress. I called the 800 number and was pleasantly surprised to be speaking with Josh, a co-founder. He gave me a clear and concise … Continue reading Warrior’s Heart: A Healing Place for Veterans and First Responders

The Lights in Shadow Land

by Careen Condrotte Once upon a time, the stories will tell About a place here on Earth, between heaven and hell. Where one need not sleep, to have the bad dreams Because the flashbacks seem real, the smells and the screams. For despite valiant efforts, sometimes they lose. For some there are answers, but not … Continue reading The Lights in Shadow Land

Who Helps Those That Help Us

by Steven Gerlang, EMT Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Our emergency service workers; Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians: psychological well-being is often taken for granted and over looked. Studies have shown that there are roughly 18 to 20 members of our Emergency Services that take their own lives each day here in … Continue reading Who Helps Those That Help Us

The Tyranny of Feeling

by Ian Adams During a class last week, a lady made the comment: "That's the problem with police, you don't show enough feeling. You don't feel enough." She's adopted without examination that particularly dangerous leftist idea that this nation's protectors are inhuman security robots, walking through the world without experiencing it. Her assumption that those … Continue reading The Tyranny of Feeling