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PTSD: How did it begin?

Posted by Bree N. on April 26, 2015 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

How did it begin? Some people consider this question to be very private and personal. Some are on a path where to share the facts of their PTSD is important. For myself I know sharing about it can trigger others into a spiral. I feel a…

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Just Do Your Job...

Posted by Bree N. on April 24, 2015 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

**triggers in post due to description of on the job sexual harassment**



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The Way It Was, Just Do Your Job..



My alarms startles me awake and I slap at it until it turns off.… Continue

PTSD: Cuddling and Hugs, Some Days It's Just About My Dog

Posted by Bree N. on April 21, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

I cannot pinpoint when cuddling and hugs left my life. I was the Mom who cuddled with her adult kids in the huge bed each week to have movie night and eat popcorn together. I was the Mom you could count on to give you a big hug when you visited…

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PTSD/TBI: I'm Not An Expert!

Posted by Bree N. on April 17, 2015 at 5:00am 5 Comments

Often I get private messages or DMs trying to slam me for not “knowing what I’m talking about”. Well, I’m not an expert on PTSD or TBI. Surprise! I only know about my own experiences and living day to day. It always astounds me to get these kind of… Continue

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5 tips to remember when dealing with those in mental crisis

Started by Jesse James Jessup in Law Enforcement Education and Training. Last reply by Bonnie McKuin 20 minutes ago. 3 Replies

For many police officers, working with the mentally ill is routine. But it’s not often easy, especially if the subject is agitated and presenting a threat to his- or herself and others. Following are five general tips to make it, hopefully, an…Continue

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Transit Discounts for First Responders

Started by Ryan Jurgensmeier in Member Lounge. Last reply by Capt. D Lewis Apr 15. 5 Replies

Hey everyone,I am looking to gather some information for my Masters Capstone Project and would like to see if any of you can contribute.I need information from first responders nationwide on any local government sponsored discount/subsidy for…Continue

I Wish You Enough

Started by Janet Liebsch in Member Lounge. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Feb 23. 2 Replies

Several versions of this have floated around for years but sharing in case you haven't seen before. I WISH YOU ENOUGHRecently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been…Continue

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Location of Fire: Fall River, Massachusetts
Date of Fire: March 7, 2013
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