Weathering the Darkness

The importance that a single moment holds is beyond the power that any words could ever explain. Whether dark or bright, every second of time carries significance. Whether we comprehend that in the most vital times is not always up to us. Time is our drill sergeant and it will smoke the shit out ofContinue reading “Weathering the Darkness”

In Her Own Words

A Law Enforcement Office and Army Reservist’sPersonal Mental Health Struggle By Esperanza Cafuné  I was the only First Responder in the room with a therapist, a dancer, and the instructor.  She said, “Grab a book and find and write 10 words, which could be nouns.” So I did. Lava, volcanically, smoke, seafloor, eruptions, interior, melting,Continue reading “In Her Own Words”

PTSD and First Responders: A Mental Health Emergency on the Homefront

Police, Fire, EMS and dispatch are all a part of your emergency response. People look at them as extra ordinary people, some say “Heroes”. However, they are just humans that care. They are humans that want to make a difference in their little piece of this world. Everyday they get up to go to workContinue reading “PTSD and First Responders: A Mental Health Emergency on the Homefront”