SAFE CALL NOW - Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral  service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.


      TEL 206-459-3020     |     www.safecallnow.org    |     615-373-8000 (Crisis/Chaplains)

THE BADGE OF LIFE - We are a group of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and surviving families of suicides from the United States and Canada.  We have suffered the worst that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brings—the hopelessness, the despair, the flashbacks, the attempts at suicide, the nightmares and insomnia, the hypervigilence, anxiety and terror. Among us are victims of both critical incident and cumulative PTSD.

       Emotional Self-Care Program     |     badgeoflife@gmail.com     |     www.badgeoflife.com

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE - No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

         TEL 800-273-8255     |     Online Chat     |     http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


DRUG REHAB WITH PTSD - Frequently co-occurring among people with substance use disorders, PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder that affects people who have lived through a traumatic event or prolonged trauma. Simultaneous treatment for substance use disorders and PTSD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of both disorders and often is the only lifeline to save people drowning in the afflictions of the disorders.


          TEL 844-296-0489     |     https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/

In the Words of Our Heroes
recommended reading

Peacemaking

by Lance LoRusso, H4H Board Member

Scotty Painter is the most respected member of his police department, having worked his way up from a street cop to deputy chief. After losing his wife, Christine, to cancer and giving his daughter away at her wedding, he now lives alone. His life as a cop is not easy, however, as he is haunted by the misery he has seen and the things he had to do to survive. One day, he finds himself sharing his deepest and most troubling thoughts with the only one who can truly understand his struggles and answer his questions. In a world far apart from his days filled with life and death decisions, Scotty comes face-to-face with his fears, his faith, and his destiny.​​

SUICIDE PREVENTION

A CHiP on my Shoulder

by Victoria M. Newman, a LEO Wife

It hasn't been easy. Marriage is hard, but marriage to a police officer is even harder. Shift work, hypervigilance, mood swings, and risk have been a big part of the life I live with my officer. But with the right mindset, it can be done, and it can be done well. A CHiP on my Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude provides true stories from several marriages, positive thoughts and proven principles on how to make a law enforcement marriage not only survive its difficulties, but thrive in the midst of them.​

The Price They Pay

by Karen Solomon

Featuring H4H Heroes and their families; it tells the story of the mother and child who lost their husband and father to a hit and run, all because a 21-year-old driver was afraid the officer would stop him and find marijuana in his car. Meet the man who has attempted suicide and is entering an inpatient treatment center for his PTSD, the man who stood two feet from his partner when he died from a gunshot wound to the head, the man confined to a hospital for the past year and a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and other officers whose stories continue after the media coverage ends. Enter their homes, their hearts, and their minds to see what they really experience​

Dependence Day​

by Heidi Paulson, H4H Hero Wife

Dependence Day is the true story of Ladd's recovery, written by the woman who loves him most-his wife Heidi, who shares Ladd's dependence upon God the Father. Although Ladd's life is fraught with pain and discomfort due to his injuries, the Paulson family presses on. ​

When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident

by Lance LoRusso, H4H Board Member

 ​"When Cops Kill" takes you through an officer involved shooting and the years after. What does it mean to be sued as a law enforcement officer? What will happen during the internal affairs investigation? Should you speak with the homicide division? Will the state licensing agency investigate as well? How will you handle the media coverage and public attention? Lance removes the fear of the unknown and replaces that fear with the power that comes from knowledge and understanding. Profits from the sales of "When Cops Kill" will benefit law enforcement charities such as Hunting for Heroes focused on Suicide Prevention Awareness.​

"Support. Compassion. Brotherhood. Those are just a few words of what H4H offers us daily and for that I will be forever grateful."

Mollie C.,
H4H Hero Wife

#breakthesilence #bluelivesmatter

Hearts Beneath the Badge

by Karen Solomon

Hearts Beneath the Badge is a unique compilation of interviews with officers across the country. It's not about the crimes they witness or the judgment they face; it's about them - Damien, Danny, Frances, Ken, Pamela, Brian, and more. Their thoughts, their fears, their proud moments and their heartbreak. It's about the people we often don't see because we are blinded by the uniform. ​
​Taking Care Of Our Own