Peggy Sweeney
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  • Kerrville, TX
  • United States
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Ron King liked Peggy Sweeney's blog post Station House Retreat
Feb 10
Peggy Sweeney commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Station House Retreat
"Sorry, Jimmy Lin, but no."
Feb 10
Jimmy Lin commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Station House Retreat
"I would like to come,but will you pay my return ticket from Chongqing to Florida?"
Feb 10
Peggy Sweeney's blog post was featured

Station House Retreat

Station House Retreat to open February 2!Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday, February 2. If you, or someone…See More
Feb 10
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Station House Retreat

Are you a first responder trying to cope alone with an addiction? Station House Retreat. You are 10 numbers away from help. Call 855-525-4357. http://www.stationhouseretreat.com
Feb 9
Peggy Sweeney commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Station House Retreat
"Thank you for your words of encouragement.  Peggy"
Feb 1
Carl Mack commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Station House Retreat
"Don and Peggy, Great idea and reality. I hope first responders will strongly consider this. Are you currently working with any employee assistance programs or managed care organizations?"
Feb 1
Peggy Sweeney posted a blog post

Station House Retreat

Station House Retreat to open February 2!Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday, February 2. If you, or someone…See More
Jan 28
Peggy Sweeney joined Pastor Brian's group
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Christian Firefighters Association

Showing the love of Christ by helping others!See More
Jan 28
Peggy Sweeney joined Mike France's group
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The Backroom Crew

This is a place where we can sit down, put our feet up and chill. Where the Boys and Girls can just be themselves. The Back Room or what most firefighters call a ''day room or rec room'' is the social point of every firehouse.See More
Jan 28
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The Volunteers

Anyone who volunteers with an emergency service is welcome to join. Discussions about anything.
Jan 28
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"Station House Retreat for first responders located in south Florida opening February 2. http://www.stationhouseretreat.com/brochure/"
Jan 23
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"From our archives... Grieving Behind the Badge newsletter, March 2014. http://bit.ly/2014GBBFEB"
Jan 6
Scott Hayes and Peggy Sweeney are now friends
Nov 18, 2014
Richard S. Phelps commented on Peggy Sweeney's blog post Join the Voices of Recovery
"This look like a great seminar."
Jul 23, 2014
Peggy Sweeney posted a status
"The lastest article on the Grieving Behind the Badge blog. http://j.mp/1nRsa8p"
Jul 22, 2014

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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Station House Retreat

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:07am 4 Comments

Station House Retreat to open February 2!

Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday,…

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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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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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