If you are a member of the Law Enforcement and/or First Responder community and you only ever listen to one podcast... make sure its this one.
There have been hundreds of first responders in North America alone who have lost their battles with stress and have taken their own lives. One is too many. We have to stand up as a community and end the stigma of PTSD. Everyone needs to know that it is not weak to speak.
Dr. Robert Perkins is a Clinical Psychophysiologist, military Veteran, and retired Law Enforcement officer (Sgt.) of 14 years. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of PTSD within the First Responder and Military Communities.
He is a Professor of Applied Psychophysiology at the College of Certified Psychophysiologists and serves as the Executive Director of the Ontario Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dr. Perkins is the Chief of Chaplains for the California Practical Chaplain Association, which is the only P.O.S.T. Certified agency that provides Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certification to Police agencies in the state of California.