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 us until is turns our lives upside down, drains our energy, changes who we are, and causes us to lose what and who we care about”.