Are Correctional Officers Being Ignored???

By Captain Tammy Norton – Safe Call Now Peer Advocate

The public watches many new TV episodes these days of “Orange is the New Black” or “Prison Break” and they wonder, what is it really like to work in a prison setting?  Sean prompted me to write a piece for the blog and intimidated I was, not because I didn’t have plenty to say, I have worked in prison settings for the past 21 years – I just didn’t know how to say it.

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My Insurance Company Wants Me Addicted…

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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PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression… There is Help

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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