Finding A Different Perspective…

By Steven Smith – Retired Assistant Chief of Police

Far too often I get stuck in my own head. I lose an overall perspective and get focused only what I can see in that moment. I’ve been actively working to get out of that habit, but more times than I like to admit my emotions cloud that effort. So to correct that, I look for perspective and inspiration from the world around me, I live in the woods and nature tends to provide me with more perspective and inspiration than I could have ever realize.

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Do 12 Step Programs Work For First Responers???

By Dr. Keith Marshall

You can go to a 12 step meeting and hear other people’s stories and decide if there are any similarities between their stories and yours. You can overcome some of your denial about addiction. You see that addiction can affect anybody. Good people, with good jobs, good families, and a sense of humor, can have an addiction. You may know that intellectually, but you need to believe it. Everybody likes to think that they’re special. But addiction is one of those times when it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone.

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Generational PTSD

By Steven Smith – Retired Assistant Chief

We get a lot from our parents and heritage. I have my mother’s eyes as she had her mother’s eyes, I have my father to thank for being mechanically inclined. I could go on but you get the point. We receive so much from our parents and ancestors through DNA and learned behavior. Have you asked what if they passed down something that wasn’t beneficial? New studies are showing that PTSD can be passed not only through learned behavior, but through DNA.

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