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Mike C

I'm a policeman with a problem and would like to establish whether there are others out there who suffer from the stress of the job.

The Great Deception

Previous Post:  The Invisible Injury My first few weeks at work were not easy and although I’d walked into work with a happy face I was actually suffering from a bad case […]

The Iceberg

Stuff News Article on Police Welfare referrals in NZ Police Official New Zealand figures state that one in five New Zealanders have suffered from some form of Mental Illness.  If you work […]

The Invisible Injury

Previous Post: Back to Pragmatism So I jumped on to my bike and switched on the ignition….the red and orange light illuminated like some malfunctioning traffic light…..they were telling me to push the […]

Back to Pragmatism

Previous Post:  Jigsaw As I have said in Jigsaw I wasn’t really prepared to go back to police work.  I hadn’t recovered and as I headed towards it at a rate of knots that […]

Jigsaw

Previous Post:  What Routine ? As I sit here and write this post I start to wonder where I have gone wrong over the last few months.  I’m trending upwards but the road […]

The Others

Previous Post:  What Routine ? To “the others”…..I just want to say thank you. What of them ! And who are they ? For me they are Katrina, my family, friends and […]

What Routine ?

Previous Post:  Rocky Road She’s a tough road when you are trying to fight depression and it was even harder for me because I couldn’t even put my shoes on and tie […]

Rocky Road

Previous Post:  Decision Time ? In August 1978 I left New Zealand as a fresh-faced naive 18-year-old male out to explore the world and see what it had to offer.  At the time I […]