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Surviving the Job: Understanding and Supporting First Responders

Police and other first responders need to be prepared for any scenario; they see and come into situations that many of us cannot imagine. First responders see people at their worst, most vulnerable and need to take special care of themselves to manage the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the job. 290 more words

Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma and Human Violence

Multilayered stress is a vexing aspect of modern life for most of us—especially women!  We are physically and psychologically bombarded with stimuli that our grandparents could not have conceived. 231 more words

Being Present

Be Careful Little Eyes What You see

The Assault on Our Eyes
September 17, 2016
Chaplain Kay Wilson-Bolton

Most people know when an image is seen, it is burned into the brain and no one can “un-see” it. 415 more words

Chaplain Kay

#partygoblin is overtired and confused about her lack of regret

I was drunk when I wrote my first post last night, but didn’t post it. I read it over just now and it was totally presentable. 929 more words

Antianxiety Medication

Are You Okay?

by Faye McCray

With the filming of police violence, the divisive and dangerous rhetoric soundtracking the 2016 election, and the flooding of microaggressions… 1,124 more words


Trauma Stewardship

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a beautiful week! I have been familiar with the concept of vicarious trauma for a while now. Basically, it is when exposure to other people’s trauma over a long period of time can have negative effects on an individual. 142 more words

News And Inspiration

‘Double dutching,’ cats and PTSD: Black & Blue at the July 15 North Precinct Gang Task Force meeting

Coming on the heels of the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, and the shooting of 14 police officers in Dallas, the July 15 North Precinct Gang Task Force meeting was emotionally charged and intense. 1,337 more words