By Sean Riley – President & Founder of Safe Call Now
You read that correctly. After a long run on the road I returned home only to be notified by my insurance company that my doctor’s and surgeon’s request for a particular anesthesia medication had been “denied” for an upcoming surgery that is required because of my past history of drug addiction. The reason for this request is that this particular medication is non-narcotic and not opiate based which I was addicted to. Mind you I have been prescribed this medication three times before with absolutely no side effects. Instead of “jumping the gun” I called my insurance company to get an explanation so I don’t end up again in a booking photo.
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By Sean Riley – President & Founder-Safe Call Now
10-05-2016… One of those days for me that I’ll remember for the rest of my life and where I was at. On this date my best friend Kevin Murphy from the Henderson, NV Police Department took his own life. I was in Phoenix presenting when I got the call and the news of his death literally brought me down to my knees. It hurt and hurt bad. I even struggle with the word “suicide” because that’s something that happens to other people and doesn’t happen to my friends. I deal with people in crisis everyday and for the first time I didn’t know what to do and didn’t realize I was about to go into crisis. Let me tell you about my best friend.
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Over 1.2 million first responders put themselves on the line every day to protect the communities and people they serve. As noble as the profession is, this line of work exposes first responders to constant trauma and tragic experiences that can lead to PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance use.
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