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  • Jonathan Parker

003: I’m dealing with PTSD and suicidal thoughts…help! with Rob Michaels

Rob Michaels is the Founder of Serve & Protect, an organization that facilitates trauma services for public safety personnel...when 911 needs 911.

Rob served for 6 years as an MP for the Virginia National Guard prior to joining the Norfolk, VA Police Department. He served as a patrol officer and detective, and later went to Bible College. He worked in radio, marketing, and public relations serving popular Christian music artists in Nashville, TN for 30 years until he felt God leading him to start Serve & Protect.

Rob shares his personal experiences, the causes of post traumatic stress, and talks to us about recognizing the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress so that we can get the help we need.

For the nationwide 24/7/365 confidential crisis hotline, call 615-373-8000. The calls are answered by current or former first responders who have an understanding of what you are going through. If residential care is not needed immediately, a care coordinator will connect the caller with a trauma therapist or qualified counselor in the caller's area, that accepts the caller's insurance, to provide care and treatment.

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