PTSD Road to Recovery by Brett Calman Book PDF Summary
In 2006, when I was dispatched to a massive house fire, I had no idea that my life was about to change forever. Prior to that call, I thought of myself as another "tough guy" police officer and nothing fazed me. That night began a journey that would threaten everything I loved most - my family, my career, my life. Fourteen years after that initial call, I can confidently say that this is a story of hope. But getting here was the hardest thing I have ever done. I fought for myself, and I survived. Today, I am well on the road to recovery. In these pages, I chronicle my journey with PTSD and share candid details about my symptoms, my experiences with therapy, my setbacks, and the ultimate test of my recovery. Telling my story was an important part of my therapy, but that's not why I have chosen to write this book. Too many men and women in policing - and in other emergency services - don't get the help they need. If you or someone you know is suffering, this book will give you hope, guidance, and confidence that you are not alone. I hope it serves as a step on your road to recovery.