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Join me as I interview veteran and former Walnut Creek Police Sgt. Michael Sugrue. During our conversation we discuss the challenges first responders face when confronted with mental health challenges and career ending injuries. We also discuss the needed cultural changes offering our lived experience and tips to create better outcomes for first responders, family members, and human resources teams overseeing stress or medical leaves. Unlike veterans, first responders do not have a national policy or protections in place to help them during times of mental health challenges and face many battles in receiving care before it is too late. If you enjoyed our conversation, please share this video on your social media channels to help Americans learn more about what it's like to be a first responder and how we can help our heroes in when they need our support.