Deputy Melanie Mikeska (Ret.): Surviving PTSI, PTSD: "We Can All Be Rainbow Bright"

Deputy Melanie Mikeska (Ret.): Surviving PTSI, PTSD: "We Can All Be Rainbow Bright"

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Melanie Mikeska is a retired Sheriff’s Deputy of 20 years. Like the vast majority of First Responders, Melanie experienced many critical incidents and learned that showing emotions is a sign of weakness. Over time, the stuffing down of emotions and feelings became overwhelming and she found herself alone in her bathroom with her service handgun.
Melanie describes the crippling effects of PTSI and living in fear because of shame, guilt and stigma. In 2013 Melanie reached out for help and ... See More

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