Living with PTSD…

By Serve & Protect’s Chaplain Ronald Jones

Albert Einstein stated, “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” Sounds very similar to a principle Jesus Christ taught, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities” (Luke 16:10). I would encourage the reading of this chapter in its entirety as it holds as much relevance today as when first spoke by Christ.

Look at what is stated or implied: faithful, honesty, responsibilities, trustworthiness, character, fidelity, management, conscience, habit, honor, opportunity, diligence, foresight, duty, and integrity; just to name a few descriptors. As first responders we have all heard and spoke these words in our oath, pledge, vow, affirmation, promise, or testimony.

We live by creeds and ethos; no one left behind, we all go home, watch your six, I’ve got your back…

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What Should We Demand From an Organization and Its Leaders?

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff – “Please Share”

After being at this work for a very long time, I have seen some very nasty, unprofessional, and bullying tactics happening behind the scenes. This includes being personally harassed and spoken ill of. It is disheartened and sad to say the least. Why? Because the supporters of these organizations have no idea who these “so-called” leaders are and what their true goal is.

I am asking – “what should we demand from leaders and their organizations who are putting information out there”? When did we as a society decide it was okay to just believe anything we see, hear, or read?

If I told you there were 300 law enforcement suicides this year to-date, would you just believe me?

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What “NOT” to say to the spouse or partner of someone with PTSD

By Vanessa Stapleton – President- Armor Up West Virginia

We live in a time where EVERYONE has an opinion. Opinions are not always backed with education and research. When dealing with PTSD, people want to tell you what they would do or even what you should do. More often than not, those “opinions” are based on no research, no experience, and no education on the topic. Most are just casual comments that people say without thinking of the damage they are doing to another human with their words. The truth is that someone who has never lived in the hell of PTSD has no idea what they “would do” in that situation.

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