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Kelly C

“I just want to say thank you! Tomorrow is the 1st anniversary of my dad passing away unexpectedly.  Your presentation was spot on and so appreciated. I grieve internally as I have felt so many are tired of hearing about it and feel I should be over it. He was my best friend and the pain […]
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Chaplain Nick Sebastian – Federation of Fire Chaplains

“Peggy Sweeney is one of our country’s leading authorities on grief and traumatic stress. She works with the fire service, law enforcement, and vets – especially the ones who come back and take off one uniform, and put on another. From my own experience, I know PTSD will always be there. You don’t get over […]
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Carl J. Mack, Fire Science Coordinator – Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH

“The Grieving Behind the Badge program is an informative and worthwhile seminar for first responders and their loved ones. It is difficult for a first responder to understand the effects of job and life stress. These challenges often lead to depression, anger, addiction, and PTSD. We don’t want to accept that it is happening to […]
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Sue M. Stahl-Smalley, Firefighter/EMT-B, Soil Meade VFD

“Just a couple of years into my volunteer emergency services career, I responded to a rollover with possibility of a pinned victim. Feeling my cousin’s last two heartbeats of life almost ended my new career. It was well over a year before I connected with Peggy Sweeney. I attended a seminar [Grieving Behind the Badge] […]
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Carl J. Mack, Fire Science Coordinator – Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH

“This program provided insight to understand that what we are experiencing is “Grieving”. We learned what grief is, why the process is normal, and why we must understand it. At the end of our seminar, you could feel the room fill with energy and hope. I would recommend first responders, and those around them, to attend this […]
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George “Greg” Wright, State Commander Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team

“The program you shared with us was something very special.  It brought to mind things that we had never thought about.  The information helped us understand the grieving that families have and will help us in supporting families of our EMS fallen brothers and sisters. Thank you for coming”.