Richard J. Stephens Jr., MA, a retired sheriff who has filled numerous roles throughout his 30-year career in law enforcement, including detention officer, SWAT commander, and Crisis Intervention Team council chairman, has completed his new book "The Calling: Seated at the Table with the Broken": a powerful memoir that explores the mental struggles and trauma that many in law enforcement face, but few speak of.
Learning from a young age about the importance of fair play, honor, and integrity, U.S. Navy veteran, former mayor, and retired County Sheriff Richard Stephens filled multiple roles throughout his 30-plus years of law enforcement and public service. From standing on the same ground where lives were taken, leading teams into dangerous situations, and ensuring those who had entrusted him with their safety lived to see another day, little did he know the impact his chosen calling would ultimately have upon him, both physically and emotionally. Plagued with unresolved trauma, Richard carried on as any peace officer would, hiding the remnants of a lifetime of darkness deep within the confines of his mind to maintain his personal dignity as a leader and protector.
Overtaken by the darkness of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, Richard was subjected to the life-altering concept of Crisis Intervention Teams. Learning the benefits of behavioral health and wellness, Richard began the journey of bringing law enforcement wellness to the forefront of our minds by providing a glimpse into the minds of the modern-day police servant.
Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Richard J. Stephens Jr., MA's, must-read journey is an eye-opening look into the world of law enforcement, and what those who put their lives on the line to serve and protect their communities face every day.
Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase "The Calling: Seated at the Table with the Broken" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
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Original Source: Author Richard J. Stephens Jr., MA's, New Book 'The Calling: Seated at the Table With the Broken' Takes a Look at the Trauma Those in Law Enforcement Often Grapple With