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PTSD-Ending the Stigma Starts With Me [11:23]:

To D or Not to D: Differentiating Between Post-Traumatic Stress, Injury, or Disorder [1:55:58]:

The Long Ride – A Day in the Life of a Police Officer [8:53]:


PTSD-Ending the Stigma Starts With Me:

New name for PTSD could mean less stigma:

Ahmedani, B.K. (Fall 2011). Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and the Profession. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. 8(2): 41-416

Barath, I. (2017, January 11). Police Officer Wellness Training: The Road to Mental Readiness. Law Enforcement Bulletin – United States Department of Justice. Retrieved from:

Bender, J. (2013, December 9). What Are the Differences Between PTS and PTSD? Brainline. Retrieved from:

Bonner, H. & Crowe, A. (May 2019). Research Brief: Mental Wellness Resources and Programs in Law Enforcement. East Carolina University.

Carletona, R.N, Korola, S. , Masona, J.E., Hozempaa, K., Andersonb, G.S., Jonesc, N.A., Dobsond, K.S., Szetod, A. & Baileye, S. (2018). A longitudinal assessment of the road to mental readiness training among municipal police. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Volume 47, 2018 – Issue 6. Retrieved from:

Coonrod, R.S. (2018, October 1). First Responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Compensability Of Psychiatric Conditions In Florida’s Workers Compensation System. McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A. Retrieved from:

Corrigan, P.W. & Watson, A.C. (February 2002). Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness. World Psychiatry. 2002 Feb; 1(1): 16–20.

Corrigan, P. W. (2007). How Clinical Diagnosis Might Exacerbate the Stigma of Mental Illness. Social Work, 52(1), 31–39.

Digliani, J.A. (2015). Contemporary Issues in Police Psychology: Police Peer Support Team Training and the Make It Safe Police Officer Initiative. Xlibris US.

Fleischmann, M.H., Strode, P., Broussard, B., & Compton, M.T. (2018). Law enforcement officers’ perceptions of and responses to traumatic events: a survey of officers completing Crisis Intervention Team training. Policing and Society. VOL. 28, NO. 2, 149–156. Retrieved from:

PTSD vs PTSI. (n.d.). HealingHero. Retrieved from:

Healthline. (n.d.) Stigma Still a Major Hurdle in Getting People the Mental Health Care They. (n.d.). Retrieved from:

Henderson, C., Evans-Lacko, S., & Thornicroft, G. (2013). Mental Illness Stigma, Help Seeking, and Public Health Programs. American Journal of Public Health, 103(5), 777–780.

Jaffe, G. (2012, May 5). New name for PTSD could mean less stigma. Washington Post. Retrieved from:

Katz, R., Cohen, D. Hirsh, R. (2013). Cop to Cop: A Peer Support Training Manual for Law Enforcement Officers – 3rd Edition. Peer Support Press. New York.

Kirschman, E. (2007). I Love a Cop – What Police Families Need to Know. Guilford Press. New York

Kirschman, E., Kamena, M., Fay, J. (2014). Counseling Cops – What Clinicians Need to Know. Guilford Press. New York

LET Guest. (2019, June 18). PTSD – Ending the Stigma Starts with Me. Law Enforcement Today. Retrieved from:

LET Guest. (2018, November 20). Confessions of a Police Officer. Law Enforcement Today. Retrieved from:

LET Guest. (2019, June 7). Captain: PTSD in officers might not be what you think. Law Enforcement Today. Retrieved from:

Mental Wellness of Police Officers. (n.d.). International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Retrieved from:

Moore, B.A. (2014, October 12). PTSD: Disorder or Injury? Psychology Today. Retrieved from:

Parekn, R. (Ed.) (January 2017). What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved from:

Shiel, W.C. (Ed.) (December 2018). Medical Definition of Post-traumatic stress. MedicineNet. Retrieved from:

Smith, B.B. (2011, April 11). What do our ‘cop dreams’ tell us? Retrieved from:

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Military Veterans: Training Manual for Police Officers. (n.d.). National Center for PTSD. Retrieved from:

PTSD vs PTSI (n.d.). Global Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation. Retrieved from:

Spence, D.L., Fox M., Moore, G.C., Estill, S. & and Nazmia, E.A. (2019). Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.

On Demand Webinars:

~ Valor for Blue

Off the Cuff Health & Wellness Recordings (multiple subjects)

~ Lexipol

Words Matter: How to Safely Communicate About Suicide

Law Enforcement Peer Support: Therapeutic & Legal Considerations

First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus

Safeguarding Your Peer Support Team

Failing Our Own: 4 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Sell Officers Short

~ ImageTrend

The Reality of Stress: Moving Past “Get Over It”

~ International Public Safety Association

Burnout – Staying Out of the Red Zone

Emergency Responder Physical & Mental Wellness During a Pandemic

The Trifecta Approach to Trauma Treatment, Post Traumatic Growth and Resilience

First to Respond, Last to Seek Help: Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries, Self-Medicating to Cope and Resiliency

Online Courses (at your own pace)

Florida Certification Board Online Education Platform

Upcoming Webinar: Law Enforcement & SuicideMarch 30, 2021

Central Florida Behavioral Health

Web Link to be added soon.

Got Your Six First Responder Seminars at the Hope Center in Clermont April 2021 (Offered Live & Virtual)

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6-8pm 

GY6 – First Responder Marriage Seminar

Thursday, April 15, 2021. 6-8pm 

GY6 – First Responder Re-wirement Seminar (Looking towards retirement with purpose)

Thursday, April 22, 2021. 6-8pm 

GY6 – First Responder Crisis Management

Thursday, April 29, 2021. 6-8pm – 

GY6 – Women in Law Enforcement

Sign up here. In person or virtual via Zoom. 

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