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

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

A Quiet Moment, God is in Control

by Chaplain Kathy B. Thibodaux “God is in control.” This is such a simple statement, yet one that exhibits a deepening faith, which requires that I trust in the Lord with all my heart for every situation and circumstance. God has a master plan, a higher goal and a special purpose for my life. His … Continue reading A Quiet Moment, God is in Control

Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Effective Wellness Strategies

by Dan S. Willis La Mesa Police Captain (retired) Based upon his emotional survival guidebook: “Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart” (New World Library, 2014) firstresponderwellness.com Consistently being immersed in violence, tragedies, danger, evil, and suffering can often scar the spirit of any first responder. Tragically, each … Continue reading Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Effective Wellness Strategies