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A VERY CHEQUERED CAREER

Detective Sergeant Owen Maloney is a highly regarded veteran police officer. Together with his reputation as an intelligent, ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ detective, his steely determination, and keen analytical mind, Detective Maloney was ‘going places’ career wise. During the latter part of his 25-year police career, Owen started to become depressed, experience mood swings, and lose his zest for life – a dominant characteristic of his outgoing personality. While Owen appeared to be…

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The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

“True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.” – Brianna Wiest Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself Paperback – Jun 23 2015 by Dr. Kristin Neff (Author) Full of concrete strategies. Dr. Kristen Neff, author of this wonderful book, is the foremost researcher on self-compassion. She has found that 78% of us are more compassionate…

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SHINY SIDE UP On the Road to Recovery

SHINY SIDE UP On the Road to Recovery  by Kurt Grant, (Sergeant, Ret’d) Confronting the barriers and stigma around PTSD and navigating the recovery process can be an enormous challenge for many veterans. I salute Sgt Grant’s authentic account of his recovery story through his cross Canada motorcycle journey to offer hope and meaning to others in similar circumstances. I will forever be grateful to veterans like Sgt Grant for who paid the ultimate price…

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You Break It, You Buy It: Owning the Life Behind the Broken Reflection

You Break It, You Buy It by Dean R. Young is a very personal view of what operational stress injury looks like from the perspective of three veteran first responders. Depression and anxiety disorders come in all shapes and sizes, and are catalysts for broken relationships, broken homes, and tragically, broken lives and suicide. This book was written because of the author’s own mental health issues that arose while living the dream. to order BlueLine…

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Break Every Chain

Break Every Chain“A riveting account of pain and redemption.”  by JONATHAN E. HICKORY Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and military members all see the innermost of our dark and fallen world. Jonathan Hickory gives us a veteran police officer’s intimate perspective into the struggle that many of our heroes battle in their hearts. Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do anymore. After the death…

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Mom’s Addiction: Helping Children Understand Addiction

Carolyn Hannan Bell is a psychotherapist in South Jersey. This is her fourth book in her Helping Children Understand series. “Mom’s Addiction” was written to help children understand their parent’s addiction and to teach them that this disease has nothing to do with how much they’re loved. Children will learn that they are not responsible for the difficult things going on in their family as well as ways to cope and grow. Amy doesn’t understand…

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Dad’s Addiction: Helping Children Understand Addiction

Carolyn Hannan Bell is a psychotherapist in South Jersey. Her book, Dad’s Addiction was written to help children understand their parent’s addiction and that this disease has nothing to do with how much they’re loved. Children will learn that they are not responsible for the difficult things going on in their family as well as ways to cope and grow. This is her third book in her Helping Children Understand series. Adam doesn’t understand why…

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Daddy’s Disease

Carolyn Hannan Bell  In an easily understood, beautifully illustrated style, “Daddy’s Disease” helps families to navigate the difficult waters of alcoholism. Tommy doesn’t know why his father doesn’t show up for dinners, or soccer games or why he acts funny sometimes. Tommy thinks it’s because his father doesn’t want to be with him, that he hasn’t been the best boy he can be, that he should try harder. But, Mommy tells Tommy that Daddy has…

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I Can Be Me: A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents

Ed D Dianne S O’Connor Excellent and much needed; it offers children hope and a sense of control.” -Kathleen Michael, M.H.S.S., Therapist & Consultant, Toronto, Ontario Has drug or alcohol abuse in your family caused your child to become withdrawn or to act out? Is addiction in a family member contributing to upset and stress in your child? Do you want to help your child understand the problem and communicate about his/her feelings? Do you…

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Mommy’s Disease: Helping Children Understand Alcoholism

 Carolyn Hannan Bell In an easily understood, beautifully illustrated style, “Mommy’s Disease” helps families navigate the difficult waters of alcoholism. Mila doesn’t know why her mom doesn’t show up for dinners, or soccer games or why she acts funny sometimes. Mila thinks it’s because her mom doesn’t want to be with her, that she hasn’t been the best girl she can be, that she should try harder. But, Daddy tells Mila that Mommy has a…

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