C.O.D.E. addresses this reality in a real, raw, and relevant way, telling stories inspired by true events and authentic cases.
Horrific accidents, savage beatings, murder, suicide, autoerotic deaths, overdoses, burned and mutilated bodies: these are nearly every day occurrences for the extraordinary women and men who work in emergency services fields. These selfless individuals are exposed to things the everyday person rarely, if ever, sees.
Yet, the men and women who sacrifice family and self are often taken for granted — or treated as if their work doesn’t matter. In worst cases, they are treated like the bad guys.
Over time, an accumulation of these experiences allows the slippery tentacles of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, a/k/a Compassion Fatigue, to grip the minds, bodies, and souls of those who serve. 911 Operators, police, fire, EMS, death investigators, coroners, and others need to know they are not alone.
C.O.D.E. addresses this reality in a real, raw, and relevant way, telling stories inspired by true events and authentic cases. Powerful tips at the end of each chapter offer hope, encouragement, and healing methods — real help for the hurting people who give their all.
“C.O.D.E provides fascinating stories of extraordinary members of emergency services who witnessed traumatic events that challenged their mental health but have overcome those challenges to heal themselves and inspire others. Essential reading for those in the field.”