Hello everyone and welcome back to The CJEvolution Podcast. Thank you for listening to the show. Please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we sure would appreciate it.
A special thanks to YOU. The criminal justice / first responder professional. Thank you for what you do every day for our communities. Remember you are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the good work and please be safe.
As we head into the holidays please remember that many people suffer especially during this time of year. Keep them in your prayers.
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A career as a first responder will damage you. There is no question about it. There is only so much you can see without it affecting you in a negative way. My next guest wrote about the journey of many of his interviews for his book.
Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places... These are some of the signs of PTSD. As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, eating disorders as well as job and family conflict. CopShock prepares police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma, helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones, tells true stories of officers-men and women-with PTSD, and offers over 200 support sources.
It was an honor to have Trauma Expert and Best-Selling Author Allen R. Kates on the show. Allen is the author of CopShock - Surviving Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.