PLEASE READ! I’m begging you if you are struggling, take a breath. Slow down…
You may have just awakened from a nightmare… Or a flashback…
But take a breath… I care about you and each and every police officer in the world. Yes, you! I’m talking to YOU! I care about your well-being and peace of mind. So does God! He’s the One who will heal you as you move on from this trauma. You are everything to someone. To your wife or husband. To your son or daughter. To your parents. To your niece or nephew… Not to mention friends and coworkers, more appropriately called brothers and sisters in the profession… The list goes on and on…
You are important to me. No, really! YOU matter! You are making a difference in today’s society whether you see it or not. I don’t care if you’re even out of the force. You make a difference! Turn to the Lord. He will help you. And remember…. It is in your broken places you are most often used by God. And as a police officer, one of God’s ministers, you are. Thank you! You are needed. You are appreciated. You are loved.
A message from the artist of this song: PTSD is a serious and debilitating condition. There is hope for sufferers. There are ways in which the severity of the recurring memories can be reduced without the use of physically damaging medication. If you are someone who suffers from PTSD or if you know someone who does there will be organisations in your locallity who can help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK(8255) & COP LINE National Law Enforcement Officer Hotline is 1-800-267-5463
Tips for anyone dealing with PTSD are in the pinned comments.
Edwin Brown’s poems:
Source to a few scenery clips:
David Rivett acoustic guitar and vocals. Liz Rivett vocal harmony. Guitar is a Maton WA May model made in 2008. Song recorded by Erik Kowarski, at Pocket Universe. Take a breath. Music and lyrics by David Rivett 2012
You can download an MP3 of this song at… davidrivettmusic.com
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