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Recommended Readings

Referred by First Responders, Clinicians, Family and More

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40 Days to a Better Police Marriage (A First Responder Devotional)
Scott Silverii
A Resilient Life: A Cop's Journey in Pursuit of Purpose
David Berez
After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief
Jack Jordan, Ph.D. and Bob Baugher, Ph.D.
All Because of a Love Note
Natalie Reilly
Allen: A Firefighter's Journey Through PTSD and Healing
Keith Hanks
Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child
Ellen Mitchell
Body, Mind, and Badge: Strategies for Navigating Trauma & Resilience in Law Enforcement
Kathryn Hamel PhD
Boundaries, Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
John Townsend, Henry Cloud, Henry O. Arnold
Break Every Chain: A police officer's battle with alcoholism, depression, and devastating loss; and the true story of how God changed his life forever
Jonathan E Hickory
Build Emotional Resilience: Learn to Detach, Stop Over-Thinking, Master Your Emotions, and Bounce Back Effortlessly to Thrive in a Chaotic Environment
Building Resilience to Trauma
Elaine Miller-Karas
Bulletproof Marriage
Adam Davis
Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder's Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart
Dan Willis
CHiP on my Shoulder
Victoria M. Newman
Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage
Anne Gagliano and Mike Gagliano
Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear
Richard Sheridan
Choice Point
Ryan Sawyer
Code Four: Surviving and Thriving in Public Safety
Tania Glenn
CopShock, Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Allen R. Kates
Copikaze: A Crucible to Manage Mission Impossible
Thomas Rizzo
Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know
Ellen Kirschman
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff...and it’s all small stuff
Richard Carlson Ph.D.
Duty, Honor, Hope
Beth L. Hewett
Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide
Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch
Emotional survival for law enforcement: A guide for officers and their families
Kevin M Gilmartin
Facing Evil
Scott J. Brown
Facing the Truth of Your Life
Merle James
Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity
Dan Kerrigan, Jim Moss, David J Soler, and Sarah Jahnke Ph.D
First Responder Resilience: Caring for Public Servants
Tania Glenn PsyD, LCSW, CCTP
First Responder: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Love on New York City's Front Lines
Jennifer Murphy
Flame and Fortune
Rick Buchner
Fully Involved: A Guide For Being In A Relationship With A Firefighter
Mynda Ohs
Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
Francine Shapiro
Going Beyond the Call: Mental Health Fitness for Public Safety Professionals
Deirde von Krauskopf and Sean Wyman
Guts, Grit & The Grind: A Mental Mechanics Manual: Basic Mechanics
Sally Spencer-Thomas, Sarah W Gaer, and Frank King
Heart Intelligence
Childre, Martin, Rozman, McCraty
Hearts Beneath the Badge
Karen Solomon
I Love a Cop, Revised Edition: What Police Families Need to Know
Ellen Kirschman
Increasing Resilience in Police and Emergency Personnel: Strengthening Your Mental Armor
Stephanie M. Conn
Living Through Personal Crisis Perfect
Ann Kaiser Stearns
Love our Vets: Restoring Hope for Family of Veterans with PTSD
Welby O’Brien
Mental Health Mayday: A Firefighter's Survival Guide from Recruit through Retirement
Gregg Bagdade
Mindful Responder: The First Responder's Field Guide to Improved Resilience, Fulfillment, Presence, & Fitness--On & Off the Job
Crawford Coates
Mindfulness For Warriors: Empowering First Responders to Reduce Stress and Build Resilience
Kim Colegrove
One More Light: Life, Death and Humanity through the Eyes of a Firefighter
James Geering
RELENTLESS COURAGE: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma
Shauna "Doc" Springer and Michael Sugrue
Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing
Kristen Ziman
Remember Why You Started A Journal for First Responders
The Hendersons
Reps For Responders: Building Resiliency and Conquering the Job
Frank Voce, Cristina Guerra, Joseph Lanzone, Dani Tocci
Resiliency for First Responders: Getting the Job Done No Matter What
James Hyde MA , Raymond Aaron, and Loral Langemeier
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brene Brown, PhD
Second Careers for Street Cops: Use your experience as a police officer to start a second career. A practical guide for law enforcement officers
John Eldridge
Sound the Alarm: The Challenges First Responders Face and the S.A.F.E.R. Method to Overcome Them
Kevin McNeil
Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present
Nick Trenton
Surviving Self-Inflicted Wounds: A Deputy's Life of Redemption
John Kelly
Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress
Bob Delaney
That Which Burns: A Law Enforcement Guide to Winning the War Within
Brandon Grimm
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk
The Emotional Sobriety Solution
Bill Stierle
The Fireman’s Wife: A Memoir
Susan Farren
The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders
Jennifer S. Cisney
The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide
Brandy Lidbeck
The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown, PhD
The Heartmath Solution
Childre, Martin
The Holy Trinity of Successful and Healthy Police Organizations: Improving Leadership, Culture and Wellness
Chad Michael Bruckner
The Invisible String
Patrice Karst
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief
Joanna Rowland
The Peacemaker's Wife
Rebecca Lynn
The Price They Pay
Karen Solomon and Jeffrey M McGill
The Resilient 911 Professional: A Comprehensive Guide to Surviving & Thriving Together in the 9-1-1 Center
Jim Marshall and Tracey Laorenza
The Upside of Stress
Kelly McGonigal
Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE): A revolutionary new method for stress/trauma recovery
David Berceli
Trauma and Recovery
Judith Herman, M.D.
Uncuffed: Bulletproofing the Law Enforcement Marriage
Chief Scott Silverii and Leah Silverii
Warrior Servants: Living Ideation: A Mental Health Approach
Steven W Nicholas
When That Day Comes: Training for the Fight
Christopher Hoyer
When The Calls Stop: Retiring As A First Responder
Dr Mynda Ohs PhD
When The Laughter Dies: A True Account of A Firefighter/EMT And His Struggles With PTSD
Paul D. Barnes
Why I Went In
Laura Hansen
Winning at Retirement (First Responder Edition): A Guide to Health, Wealth & Purpose in the Best
Patrick Foley and Kristin Hillsley
Years of Your Life
Patrick Foley and Kristin Hillsley
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