For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

by Emily Arguss We need to start doing better. We need to learn how to support one another instead of tearing each other down. In a world where the only way out is through, it’s important to back up our brothers and sisters instead of pushing them out of the way to reach the top. … Continue reading For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

When Someone Takes His Own Life

An excerpt from The Healing of Sorrow by Norman Vincent Peale In many ways, this seems the most tragic form of death. Certainly it can entail more shock and grief for those who are left behind than any other. And often the stigma of suicide is what rests most heavily on those left behind. Suicide … Continue reading When Someone Takes His Own Life

First Responder Stress and the Family Blame Game

by Veronique Moseley “it is one of the most confusing, heart wrenching and lonely experiences to watch someone you love riding a rollercoaster of emotional states from intermittent irrational angry outbursts to complete emotional distancing, interspersed with moments of tears, hopelessness and thoughts of self-harm… and still, no one believes that things are really as … Continue reading First Responder Stress and the Family Blame Game

First Responders and Trauma: Bridging the Gap

by Elizabeth Willman, MS, LPC, CSAC, SAP Our current media is infiltrated with violent attacks among various religious, cultural, ethnic and political groups that are receiving large amounts of attention. As a result, one of the most lethal and deadly attacks we fail to acknowledge is the physical, emotional and spiritual attack upon our current … Continue reading First Responders and Trauma: Bridging the Gap