The Wounded Blue Peer Advocate Support Program
The Wounded Blue is working to de-stigmatize mental health within the law enforcement community through its Peer Advocate Support Program and community outreach. The Peer Advocate Support Program handles nearly 100 calls a week from officers and is supported by twenty peer advocates. Each member of our highly trained peer team is a former or current law enforcement officer, with many disabling injuries among the group. They know the environment, exposures and traumas officers encounter daily. They are a trusted confidant.
The demand for confidential peer support is evident in the increasing number of suicides among officers on the job, disabled or retired. Suicide is an epidemic within the law enforcement community, and The Wounded Blue is leading the way by providing support and advocating for officers in need of PTSD assistance, with the goal of decreasing suicides.
Accepting that one is struggling with PSTD is the first step for many officers. Seeking an outlet for support is second.
The Wounded Blue provides a reliable foundation for first line support. A simple phone call to a stranger with similar experiences can hugely impact the life of an officer. There is immediate trust, validation, and confidentiality, which breaks down barriers when a person is in a vulnerable state.
The peer advocates understand that every law enforcement officer injured, physically or emotionally, in the line of duty has unique needs. This team stands ready to answer the calls, listen to the officer’s story, and assist or access other resources for that individual, as needed.
Many officers who are seriously injured or disabled in the line of duty experience feelings of abandonment and isolation. The Wounded Blue Peer Advocate Support Team is always a reminder that they are “Never Forgotten, Never Alone”.
A member of our team will contact you and explore how we may help.
CEO & Founder of The Wounded Blue