I would like to take this time to announce something new. I have been doing some soul searching and praying. No matter where I go in life or what I do, I will always have a heart for first responders and their families. Trust me when I say that first responder families put up with a lot as well. As you all may or may not know I am a former first responder. I worked for 14 years as a Law Enforcement Officer. While I was blessed to be part of that wonderful family, the job did affect my mental health ultimately leading to my very difficult decision to walk away.
I have decided to give myself and others a bit of an outlet. I will be retiring “Out Training Trauma” for now, to launch a first responder section of the website. I would like to bring awareness to trauma in the first responder community. My goal is to continue to break the stigma that comes with mental health and first responders. Talking about mental health and the struggles does not make you weak or any less of a capable first responder. You can heal and continue to do the job if you wish to do so. Trust me, there is hope.
In the upcoming future, I aim to produce content that hopefully will shed a spotlight on this issue. For now, God bless you all!