Telling people they have “a little bit of PTSD” is like telling people with a sunburn that they have “a little bit of a third degree burn.” Like they say in the insurance commercial, “That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.” Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is probably one of the […]Read More A “little bit” of PTSD?
I grew up in Motown, listening to Motown music, and I still remember hearing Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 singing “ABC.” It has me asking the question today, “Can making a difference in the phenomenon of law enforcement suicide be that simple? I didn’t say “easy,” I said “simple.” And the answer is, there […]Read More Can it be this simple?
by guest author Jonathan Hickory I just want to be real with you. I understand why cops are killing themselves. I understand because I have been all the way to the end of that dark, desolate road. The only difference, the only saving grace, the only thing that saved me in that moment—was a fellow […]Read More Slaying the Stigma
by guest author Karen Solomon Another hero died today; his name is but a whisper on the wind. His children will walk alone to the first day of school, his daughter will not have an escort to Prom, the family will lose their house due to financial difficulties and be unable to make the payment […]Read More Another hero died today . . .
By guest author Jonathan Hickory I glance over at the clock, but my vision is so blurred that I can barely read the time because I’m so drunk. In less than an hour, I have consumed an entire bottle of wine and I am now working on my second beer. That familiar feeling, that numbness, […]Read More The disease . . . and the Cure