The Silent Battles | PTSD in Law Enforcement Awareness Video 2017


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK(8255) & COP LINE National Law Enforcement Officer Hotline is 1-800-267-5463

I know this is a somewhat taboo subject for some, but that is exactly why I made this video. This is an extremely important issue and needs to be talked about and solved. We sure can’t change this reality by ignoring it. (Tips, for anyone suffering from PTSD and thoughts about suicide, are below in the pinned comments from a former LEO with 24 years of experience under his belt.)

Thank you! (either active duty or retired) Because you are serving/served in one of the toughest jobs in the world, you are a strong person. In fact, you are the strongest, most caring person I know. That’s why respect you guys so much. You care enough about the safety of the people in your communities to help them in their time of need. You’ve seen what you’ve seen, so they don’t have to. That in itself is a sacrifice to make.

Your safety, your peace of mind, and your family matters to me. I care about each and every one of you. So does God. I am praying for you nightly. If you would like me to add your name to my prayer list, please comment or pm me your first name and state you work in and I’ll be more than happy to. And if you need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here. Either put your concerns in the comment section, or private message me and I can send you my email.

And for spouses, here’s an article written by a LEOW:

Whoops! Youtube wouldn’t let me put all of this here. Please check out the pinned comment and the reply after that to read it all. Sorry about that. Read a retired cop’s (of 24 years) tips in the comment replied to the pinned comment. (Sorry, YouTube doesn’t let me write a book here, unfortunately. Haha)

Also, check out his inspiring, true story, “Almost Dead” on Wattpad, a journey of healing through the effects of PTSD and depression after 24 years in law enforcement. WARNING: It is mature content and would not recommend it for younger or sensitive readers.

Read it here:

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