Every year double the number officers commit suicide than officers killed in the line of duty. Approximately 140 to 160 Law Enforcement officers are killed in the Line of Duty each year.
Blue’s Space is a non-clinical retreat that is peer driven. We do have a chaplain and therapist/counselor on the team as well to provide additional support.
We named it Blue’s Space, the phenomenon “Blue Space” relates to the healing properties of Nature to lower blood pressure, diminish stress.
It also will provide teaching on stress relief methods that they can easily access to help them cope with the stress of the job.
We wanted to do something that would help coworker survivors and others suffering from critical incident stress. After researching to see what type of programs were available. We found that peer supported programs work the best. So found a military veteran program that uses peer support and immerses their participants in nature. We contacted them and they helped us with ideas to develop our own program.
After months of research and review we have our program and named it Blue’s Space Program.
It is a 3-night program that immerses participants in the beauty of nature is along with discussion with other peers.
Scenes from our Officer‘s Retreat on October 2019
Check out this great video
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and ensure our programs continue to be free of charge. Your generous donation will fund our programs.