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Suicide’s Unanswered Questions

Suicide’s Unanswered Questions

Everyone has a different experience. Mine is not exactly the same as anyone else’s, nor is it exactly different. I’m not a first responder so I didn’t face the same challenges, but I believe we can all learn something from each other. I don’t walk around and tell my...

#MindsetMonday – MINDSET CAN BE TRAINED & STRESS CAN BE GOOD

#MindsetMonday – MINDSET CAN BE TRAINED & STRESS CAN BE GOOD

By Olivia Mead Several people sat in a room waiting to participate in a very stressful and career-defining job interview. The interviewers would purposefully be giving negative feedback, which the interviewees were expected to act on immediately. While they waited,...

#MindsetMonday: Preparing for a Life After Law Enforcement

In this week’s #MindsetMonday we’re talking about preparing for a life after law enforcement.  Whether the transition comes after a few years or a few decades, transitioning from a career in law enforcement has unique challenges.   Tips for preparing...

#MindsetMonday: L.O.V.E. Yourself

#MindsetMonday: L.O.V.E. Yourself

In this week’s #Mindset Monday we’re going expand on making self care a priority and explore the L.O.V.E. Principles with Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS, SFMA (aka “Dr. T”) from MovementRX in San Diego, CA.   On Monday night, Dr. T will join us on Facebook...

#MindsetMonday: Make Self Care a Priority

#MindsetMonday: Make Self Care a Priority

In this week’s #Mindset Monday we’re encouraging readers to set SMART goals to make Self Care a priority.  A recent Law Enforcement Bulletin from the FBI Website lists self care as the first recommendation to combat “Compassion Fatigue.”  Self Care Saves...

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Care About Police

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Care About Police

Yup, you read that right. I know there are millions of you that hate cops, and there are millions of you that love them. I’ve given it a lot of thought and realized the haters have a point. I mean seriously, in 1962 John F. Kennedy decided to set aside an entire...

No One Is Completely Dead…

No One Is Completely Dead…

I should be preparing for tonight’s board meeting, actually, I really should be cleaning my office. Instead, I am writing you this letter. Who are you? Friends, family, volunteers, board members, advisors, supporters, LinkedIn connections, family members who have lost...

Holiday Tips for Managing Stress

Holiday Tips for Managing Stress

Oftentimes, as a police officer, the holidays may mean nothing more than a regular workday or overtime for you. However, over the course of the year you are subjected to increased levels of stress. Unfortunately, the holiday season may increase levels of stress ever...

The Will of a Chief

The Will of a Chief

A struggle ensues, you lose your balance, and your head hits a concrete wall. The offender is trying to get your gun, you’re trying not to lose consciousness while your will to live keeps you engaged in the fight of your life. The offender now has your gun and it’s...

Blue H.E.L.P. Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Blue H.E.L.P. Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

September 20, 2019 Blue H.E.L.P. Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant - Worcester, MA – September 20, 2019 – Blue H.E.L.P., an organization devoted to law enforcement suicide awareness, stigma reduction and family support, today announced it has received a...

Simply the Best…Until She Wasn’t

Simply the Best…Until She Wasn’t

She was the first professional of her family. Drugs and alcohol were something that affected her life from birth. Despite the family life she grew up in, Erika said, “not me.” She started off in the Police Explorers and a declaration of her future employment at the...

David’s Ribbon

David’s Ribbon

Grieving families often look for ways to prevent future suicides, assist where needed and find some way to fill the void in their lives. Whether it’s through advocacy, photography, writing or other means, they are fighting against suicide daily. We have been gifted a...