First Responders – PTSD & Addiction Symposium

Safe Call Now the crisis hotline for cops and first responders and Hazelden Treatment Centers are sponsoring a symposium on “First Responders – PTSD and Addiction” in Bellevue Washington on June 10th.

Learn from leading experts as they address issues surrounding PTSD and addiction problems among public safety and emergency services employees. Key topics include addressing the matters that impact… the personal and professional lives of these employees, discussing potential roadblocks in getting those in crisis the assistance they need, and identifying resource options available to employees and their families.

Friday, June 10, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $25 per person includes lunch
Courtyard Marriott Bellevue
11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue, Washington 98004
To Register:  Visit Hazelden’s website for more information.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF flyer about the program.

Seats are filling up fast, so don’t wait!

Friday, June 10, 2011
9 am – 2 pm
Cost is $25.00 and includes 3 CEUs and lunch.

To Register:  Visit Hazelden’s website for more information.

Supporting the mission of Safe Call Now
Please RSVP by June 3 to or 503-554-4383.
If you have any questions contact by email, or at 503-554-4383. was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.  We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond.  We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals.  It is the primary goal of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute to become the preeminent source for training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.

CLICK HERE if you would like to contact us to learn more about the “Armor Your Self™” training that the Law Enforcement Survival Institute can provide for your organization.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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