Peggy Sweeney
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  • Kerrville, TX
  • United States
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Richard S. Phelps commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Join the Voices of Recovery
"This look like a great seminar."
Jul 23
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"The lastest article on the Grieving Behind the Badge blog. http://j.mp/1nRsa8p"
Jul 22
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"Visit the Grieving Behind the Badge blog for articles and resources for ALL first responders. http://j.mp/1nyyG3M PASS IT ON!"
Jul 16
Peggy Sweeney posted a blog post

Join the Voices of Recovery

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress: Avoiding a Crisis in Your Home, Workplace and CommunityPresenter: Peggy Sweeney, The Sweeney AllianceProgram Description:Depression, addiction, and post traumatic stress are today’s hot topics. National, state and local leaders…See More
Jul 4
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"Personalized program for all first responders. http://j.mp/1m42SIc"
Jun 20
Peggy Sweeney posted a blog post

Press Release - June 20, 2014

CONTACTPeggy SweeneyThe Sweeney Alliancepeggy@sweeneyalliance.orgsweeneyalliance.netLaw Enforcement Officer, Army Veteran, and Clinical Counselor Elected to The Sweeney Alliance Board of DirectorsKerrville, Texas - Peggy Sweeney, founder and president of the Texas-based, non-profit company The Sweeney Alliance, is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Hancock has been elected to their board of directors.A resident of…See More
Jun 20
Peggy Sweeney is now friends with Oldman and Tom Hetherington
Mar 5
Tom Hetherington liked Peggy Sweeney's profile
Mar 5
Peggy Sweeney's blog post was featured

Suicide. A View From the Nozzle End of the Problem

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 it was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in sixteen National Violent Death Reporting System states in 2009, 33.3% of suicide decedents tested positive for alcohol, 23% for…See More
Feb 3
Peggy Sweeney posted a blog post

Suicide. A View From the Nozzle End of the Problem

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 it was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in sixteen National Violent Death Reporting System states in 2009, 33.3% of suicide decedents tested positive for alcohol, 23% for…See More
Jan 20
Peggy Sweeney commented on Justine Mahley's group Females of the Emergency Services
"The December issue of the Grieving Behind the Badge newsletter is now online. http://bit.ly/GBBdec2014"
Dec 12, 2013
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"The December Grieving Behind the Badge newsletter is now online. http://bit.ly/GBBdec2014"
Dec 12, 2013
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"Subscribe - Journeys Through Grief newsletters: free, online publications for families & emergency responders. http://bit.ly/JtGsubscribe"
Oct 30, 2013
Peggy Sweeney posted a blog post

What You Can Do with Anger

If you choose to use anger in a positive fashion, it can be the driving force behind saving lives.For those of us in the emergency response professions, we are always saddened to learn about the line of duty death of a firefighter, EMS person, or police officer especially if they were a member of our department or someone who was a very close friend.I do not doubt that each one of us, in our own way, tries to cope with a variety of thoughts and feelings when we hear the news. The closer you are…See More
Oct 22, 2013
Peggy Sweeney posted a photo
Sep 2, 2013
Adam VanGerpen and Peggy Sweeney are now friends
Aug 23, 2013

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Secretary / Treasurer
Years in Fire/EMS:
5
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Comfort (TX) VFD
Years With Department/Agency
3
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Sanilac County (MI) EMS

Ore Springs-Como VFD (Paris, TN)
About Me:
Peggy Sweeney is the founder and president of the Sweeney Alliance, a non-profit company providing educational programs, resources, and support services for families and professionals coping with traumatic events. Since 1997, she has taught her Grieving Behind the Badge program for firefighters/EMS, police and correctional officers, emergency dispatchers, their families, and department chaplains. Peggy is the author of award-winning articles dedicated to dealing with the sensitive issues that come with job-related stress and grief in emergency services and public safety. She has been a contributing editor for numerous print and electronic media including the Los Angeles Fire Firefighter newspaper (former staff writer). Peggy is a mortician (retired), bereavement educator, member of the Comfort (TX) VFD and the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force, and a former EMT-B.
Day Job:
Bereavement Educator and editor of the Journeys Through Grief Newsletters
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://sweeney-alliance.org/grievingbehindthebadge/
Top Issues Facing Responders:
PTSD and suicide in the fire service

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Join the Voices of Recovery

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:07am 1 Comment

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress: Avoiding a Crisis in Your Home, Workplace and Community

Presenter: Peggy Sweeney, The Sweeney Alliance

Program Description:

Depression, addiction, and post traumatic stress are today’s hot…

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Press Release - June 20, 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

CONTACT

Peggy Sweeney

The Sweeney Alliance

peggy@sweeneyalliance.org

sweeneyalliance.net

Law Enforcement Officer, Army Veteran, and Clinical Counselor Elected to The Sweeney Alliance Board of Directors

Kerrville, Texas - Peggy Sweeney, founder and president of the Texas-based, non-profit company The Sweeney Alliance, is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Hancock has…

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Suicide. A View From the Nozzle End of the Problem

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:13am 0 Comments

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 it was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in sixteen National Violent Death…

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What You Can Do with Anger

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 8:46am 0 Comments

If you choose to use anger in a positive fashion, it can be the driving force behind saving lives.

For those of us in the emergency response professions, we are always saddened to learn about the line of duty death of a firefighter, EMS person, or police officer especially if they were a member of our department or someone who was a very close friend.

I do not doubt that each one of…

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At 12:55pm on February 3, 2012, Timothy O. Casey said…

Thanks Peggy it was a good call and it keeps giving.

At 5:08pm on November 11, 2011, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…

 

 

Asking for help is something that firefighter's don't necessarily like to do. We are a self-sufficient bunch of men and women that are the ones called to help make the problem go away, not be part of it. 

 

 

My wife worked as a hospice RN. She now deals with sick kids. This part of life fully sucks and it takes a hero and angel like yourself to handle this part of the emergency response that so many of us are never prepared to deal with and handle effectively. You have my admiration and respect.

Michael Schlags, Fire Captain / Paramedic / WMD Hazmat Specialist Santa Barbara County Fire Department (Retired)

 

At 9:31pm on July 29, 2011, Mark Fuqua said…
Hey Peggy, Thanks for having me as a friend. Hope you have a good weekend. "STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH"
At 11:50am on July 29, 2011, Michael David White said…
Welcome to the Nation Peggy! Cheers from Canada!
At 2:35pm on July 28, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Peggy, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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