Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), Managing Workplace Anxiety, and Police Suicide Prevention with Michael Sugrue on the Iron Crew Podcast


Danny sits down with Michael Sugrue, a retired Police Sergeant and former US Air Force Captain.  Michael shares his experience with Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), depression, and anxiety.  He gives advice on ways to cope with work related stress, the importance of talking openly about your emotions, and how to identify the warning signs that your job is negatively affecting you.  You can find more information on how to seek psychological help as a first responder by checking out the First Responder Support Network.  

Before their conversation, Danny shares the positive and negative experiences he had as a police officer, how to instill situational awareness in your children, and the effects that constant negativity has on your psyche.  He also goes into why having expectations isn’t always a bad thing and how “overnight success” is a myth.  Finally, Danny clears the air on the commonly misunderstood phrase “Jerry Rigged.”  

Here is where you can find each segment in case you want to skip around.  Enjoy!

:25 – Psychological, emotional, and physical effects of work related stress

2:49 – Danny shares the pitfalls of his 11 year career as a police officer

3:45 – Recurring dreams many police officers have

5:36 – Effects of the “bottom 3% of society” on a police officer’s psyche

8:45 – Danny shares how his law enforcement career has helped him in life

10:07 – A game to play with kids to help their situational awareness

14:10 – Danny’s “Week That Was” supported by Kingsfield Fitness, use “ironcrew” discount code for 20% off a 4-speed vibrating foam roller!

15:36 – Why having expectations isn’t always a bad thing

19:26 – How “overnight success” takes years to achieve 

22:44 – Danny clears the air on the common term “Jerry Rigged”

25:26 – Guest Interview supported by Rubel Roasting, use “ironcrew” discount code for 10% off the freshest coffee around!

26:53 – Conversation with Michael Sugrue

1:16:00 – Closing remarks and how to support this podcast

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