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Always on a Path of Service featuring Michael Sugrue, U.S. Air Force [Ret.]
4th November 2022 • Veteran Voices • Supply Chain Now
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Before he came back home to serve as a police officer, Michael Sugrue traveled around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force, going to South America, the Middle East, and Germany, among other places.

Although the greatest risks may have laid abroad, the greatest toll came from what he encountered day after day as a first responder. Training and treatment for traumatic stress injuries have changed over time, but there is still work to be done.

In this interview, Michael speaks with host Mary Kate Soliva about:

• The mental toll that comes with being ‘on’ and constantly vigilant as a police officer, even compared to military service

• Why our choice of words can be the difference between someone who needs help reaching out to ask for and receive assistance and struggling on alone

• How he ended up writing a book, ‘Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma’ with clinical psychologist Shauna 'Doc' Springer, Ph.D.

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