Better Blue provides a safe place for Law Enforcement Officers to be able to share their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without fear of condemnation or reprisal from their own department.
Our Podcasts provide a wide array of perspectives from Law Enforcement Officers on topics that cover, but not limited to political climate and narrative against LE; mental health, spirituality in relation to LEOs, culture, and expert explanations of day to day scenarios (Traffic stops; use of force; roles of an SRO).
Empowering First Responders through shared experiences.
Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) witness and are called to respond to extreme situations on a daily basis. Mental compartmentalization becomes necessary to cope with the daily trauma they sustain. While many of the traumatic incidents take place while on duty, some LEO-related trauma occurs beyond on-duty hours. Complicated investigations and officer involved shootings often result in lengthy administrative processes, including relief of duty for the responding officer. These difficult experiences, coupled with any stressors of the first responder's personal life, create the perfect storm of trauma that often leads to other complex challenges such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, addiction, isolation and disengagement, and in some cases, suicide. Fear of condemnation from employers and distrust of Employee Assistance programs create a cycle of apprehension in seeking help or mental healthcare.
Better Blue takes a group therapy approach to supporting law enforcement officers by providing a safe place to discuss shared experiences. By challenging the "I can handle this all on my own" mindset that is common in the law enforcement community, the Better Blue group setting allows participants to share, engage and support their peers while uncovering strength for long-lasting healing.