This section of our website contains a selection of books that have been personally reviewed by Badge of Life Canada. These books are pertinent and directly related to our mission statement. They are a valuable resource for anybody who reads them and will provide helpful information in your journey to achieve healthy living and post-traumatic growth.

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A city cop tells his story of abuse, addiction, P.T.S.D., and recovery in poetry and illustration.

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This easy-to-read book highlights decades of real-life experiences as a firefighter and a Fire Chief in BC, Canada.

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Information for both police and emergency services recruiters, trainers and professors.

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A Boots-on-the-Ground Peer and Trauma Support Systems Guide

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A personal story and mental health guide for first responders, organizations, and their families.

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Practical Considerations for Preventing Police Suicide

This book takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon of police officer suicide.

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A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.