Episode 82 – Jo Terry

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis episode features Jo Terry from the Chip Terry Fund. Jo discusses her husbands struggles with PTSD that ultimately led to his suicide in 2017. As a result, Jo created the Chip Terry Fund to help other first responders & their families with Behavioral Health Awareness and Support. https://thechipterryfund.org

Episode 80 – Matty Fiorenza

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis Episode features Anaheim FF/PM Matty Fiorenza. Matty opens up on the trauma and hardships that had him feeling suicidal. He also shares his road to recovery and how he pays it forward as a Peer Supporter, and advocate for Simple Recovery. https://www.shiftwellness.com

Episode 58 – Chris Fields

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis episode features Retired Captain Chris Fields from the OKC FD. Chris responded to the OKC Federal building bombing 4/18/1995. Chris had a pulitzer prize winning photograph taken of him during the event. This episode describes that scene and the aftermath years later. “Out of chaos comes order and the opportunity to grow”. …

Episode 53 – Scott Geiselhart

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSScott was a Volunteer FF in Frazee Minnesota. During his career he saw numerous traumatic runs that gave him extreme flashbacks and nightmares. In this episode Scott discusses how he turned to Alcohol and Meth to try and cope. Scott will also discuss his suicide attempt which lead to his PTSD diagnosis and …

Episode 25 – Dr. Platoni

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with retired US Army Colonel Dr. Kathy Platoni regarding behavioral health in the military/first responders. Dr Platoni served as a clinical psychologist for more than three decades before retiring in 2013. Dr Platoni was deployed on four occasions in time of war …