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The First Responder's Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of sacrifice and service can be prevented and mitigated.

As a law-enforcement veteran, police captain Dan Willis has witnessed the damage of emotional trauma and has made it his personal mission to safeguard and enhance the wellness and wholeness of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, emergency-room personnel, and soldiers. Bulletproof Spirit offers field-tested expertise designed to be used by all first responders — and their families — to heal themselves and continue serving with compassion and strength.

Police Captain Dan Willis talks about his book BULLETPROOF SPIRIT


“Captain Willis spent 25 years as a police officer in La Mesa, CA. He and his colleagues suffered along with their victims, witnessed senseless violence, and gradually slipped into the hole of misery and defeatism. Willis offers this manual to help first responders maintain emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual fitness in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the people they serve. He relates real-life stories along with strategies for such things as overcoming hypervigilance, cultivating relationships outside of the workplace, and creating a specific program geared toward wellness, rather than mere survival. Verdict: An excellent guidebook for first responders of all professions, their peers, and their families.”
Library Journal (starred review)

Bulletproof Spirit details practical steps that are not only effective but essential....A must-read for all first responders and their families — the wellness and emotional survival of these heroes depends upon it, as well as the safety of our communities.”
Shelley Zimmerman, Chief of Police, San Diego Police Department

“Essential knowledge not only for all emergency first responders but also for families and those who support these brave individuals who protect and defend us every day.”
Nick Popaditch, author of Once a Marine

“A must-read for all first responders and their families, including leadership, supervisors, and chaplains, as well as clinical professionals who are seeking answers to the difficult issues they are experiencing.”
Robert Douglas, Jr., Executive Director, National Police Suicide Foundation

“An excellent, lifesaving book. The tragic psychological impact of traumatic events can be avoided and prevented, and this book is a powerful and effective illumination of these vital methodologies.”
Dave Grossman, US Army Lt. Col. (retired), author of On Combat and On Killing

Bulletproof Spirit should be given to every new recruit in police and fire organizations, and indeed to all first responders who work in the sad and sometimes ugly realities found in the worlds of law enforcement and firefighting. We bring our emergencies home whether we want to or not, and this book makes us better prepared to be whole and healthy in our lives with our families and in their lives with us.”
Dennis Smith, founder of and author of Report from Ground Zero

Author: Dan Willis
Product Code: 82614
ISBN: 978-1-60868-261-4
Pages: 248
Package: 1 Paperback
Size: 5.50 X 8.50
Your Price : $16.95