By Sean Riley – President & Founder – Safe Call Now
The cold hard truth… I really know nothing about being a great father, not even a decent father. I know what it takes to survive in the world of law enforcement, I know what it’s like to support the “Thin Blue Line” at all costs, I reveled in the “Brotherhood and Sisterhood” but I failed miserably as a father. The day that badge was pinned on my chest, authority and leadership were bestowed upon me to carry out societies duties and see to it good always prevailed over evil. Little did I know that someday I would become the evil that I swore to protect others from. It’s not the evil that you think, it’s much worse because it’s those attributes and traits that kept me safe on the streets that I brought home to my child and projected onto them. I had become a monster.
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By Safe Call Now Admin Staff
There is one thing we are seeing more and more. We are seeing families suffering at the hands of our military and first responder related PTSD. When one person in the house isn’t well, it impacts the entire household. One of the biggest obstacles for us has been how the spouse or partner of the person suffering with PTSD has become just as unhealthy, if not more so, than the person with PTSD. Another key factor we must address is how much the partner affects the treatment plan with their spouse.
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By Dr. Olivia Johnson – Blue Wall Institute
The isolation of a job in corrections can leave many feeling out of sight and out of mind. And being out of sight and out of mind tends to allow certain things to go unaddressed. A general consensus I have noticed when talking with CO’s has been that they believe no one cares about their wellbeing and that workplace bullying and bad behavior is at an all time high. Just listening to these stories is enough to make you cry, but I have to ask: What is wrong with us that we have become so cold as to not care about a fellow officer? When did backstabbing, gossip, and all around bad behavior in the workplace become acceptable? Of course perception and reality may be two different things, but if so many CO’s are feeling this way, doesn’t that say something? If it doesn’t, it should.
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