The holiday season for many of us is not always a happy and joyful time as the television and radio commercials would want us to believe. Thanksgiving and Christmas may cause stress and anxiety. In…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
The Sweeney Alliance is proud to announce our newest educational experience for emergency responders and law enforcement professionals: FIRST STEP HOPE: Not All Wounds Are Visible. Peggy Sweeney, editor of the Grieving Behind the Badge Blog and Shannon Pennington present a very unique, interactive…Continue
by Peggy Sweeney, Founder/President
The Sweeney Alliance
Who We Are
Our Mission Statement
The Sweeney Alliance, a non-profit, Texas-based organization, provides training programs and educational material relating to grief, post-traumatic stress, and suicide prevention for…