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Ep#6 | Nick Pottorff: PTSD, Substance Abuse & Suicide Prevention

Nick shares his journey from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. He discusses his medical retirement and drug addiction, as well as PTSD and past suicidal intentions. He now teaches mental health awareness and suicide prevention. njpottorff@gmail.com Source: Youtube

Heather Part 2: Feeling The Pain

Heather had ambitions of becoming a doctor. However, too much alcohol caused her to redirect her goals towards becoming a paramedic. After several years as a paramedic, Heather became a firefighter where she handled many horrific calls. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder crept up on Heather. With the Fire Departments being generally a heavy drinking “boys… Read More »

Heather Part 4: Doing Cocaine At Work

Heather had ambitions of becoming a doctor. However, too much alcohol caused her to redirect her goals towards becoming a paramedic. After several years as a paramedic, Heather became a firefighter where she handled many horrific calls. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder crept up on Heather. With the Fire Departments being generally a heavy drinking “boys… Read More »

Heather Part 1: Fighting Fires With Cocaine And Alcohol

Heather had ambitions of becoming a doctor. However, too much alcohol caused her to redirect her goals towards becoming a paramedic. After several years as a paramedic, Heather became a firefighter where she handled many horrific calls. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder crept up on Heather. With the Fire Departments being generally a heavy drinking “boys… Read More »

Heather Part 5: A Couple Of Bad Relapses

Heather had ambitions of becoming a doctor. However, too much alcohol caused her to redirect her goals towards becoming a paramedic. After several years as a paramedic, Heather became a firefighter where she handled many horrific calls. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder crept up on Heather. With the Fire Departments being generally a heavy drinking “boys… Read More »

United by Trauma with PTSD Survivor Gary Rubie

Gary worked as a police officer in Ontario, Canada and experienced PTSD. We are so thankful that Gary was kind and courageous enough to share his story, his hope, and his sucess in his battle through this injury. Whether you’re a cop, medic, military, firefighter, emergerncy medical staff, we are truly United by Trauma. Source:… Read More »

Spiritual Health and Military Suicide Prevention

Every day 21 veterans are overcome by mental, psychological, and emotional stress and die by suicide. That number is far too high. We must take action to protect the brave men and women who protect our country through their service. Recent studies demonstrate that disciplined religious practice helps veterans build resilience against depression and suicidal… Read More »

Roy Newport – PTSD left me frightened of going out in the daylight but now I walk dogs daily

Around 15 years ago Roy decided to rejoin the army as a general service policeman. Part of his motivation was down to a friend committing suicide, Roy had a taxi business at the time, he was overweight and realised that there must be more to life than what he was currently experiencing. When he rejoined… Read More »

PTSD A true Story

A veteran of three war theaters, talks candidly about his own realization of living with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He reveals the common problem of self medicating, sleep disfunction and attempted suicide. Javier has stepped forward to share his own solutions to heal himself and others. Source: Youtube

PTSD & Cannabis Documentary – MILE MARKER (Full Movie)

Are veterans using pot to treat post traumatic stress disorder? It all starts with the first mile… “Mile Marker” focuses on a two-tour veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, Korey Rowe, along with his former Rakkasan Brothers on their long road to recovery from PTSD. The Rakkasans were the invading force for both Middle Eastern Theater… Read More »