What is the secret ingredient that can turn a critical event into PTSD? Why are cops reluctant to get the help they need in a timely way? Is PTSD the reason that cops are twice as likely to kill themselves as they are to be killed in the line of duty? What’s it like to live with a cop who is suffering from PTSD? Dr. Joel Fay, retired law enforcement officer, police psychologist, and founder of the First Responder’s Support Network has the answers to these and other questions. Join Joel and me on March 2, from 10-12:30 at 2222 Bush Street in San Francisco. This event is sponsored by the NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, an organization for writers (traditionally and non-traditionally published) and readers and is open to the public.
Left Coast Crime is my favorite conference. Join Amber Cowie, Barbara Fradkin, Craig Henebury, Danna Wilberg and me on Sunday, 3/31 at 9:00 a.m. We’ll be talking about Psychiatric Disorders in Crime Fiction. We will drive you crazy.