Ep. 145: Sgt. Michael Sugrue- Triumph Through Trials

Meet Sgt. Michael Sugrue, a retired police sergeant with over 14 years of service. His life took a profound turn after a tragic incident pushed him to the edge. Through sheer courage and determination, Michael embarked on a journey of survival, recovery, and healing. Now, he shares his story to offer strength to others facing similar challenges.

In this episode, we dived into the unseen challenges officers encounter in the aftermath of incidents—highlighting the often-overlooked secondary trauma that magnifies their struggles. Beyond the initial shock, they endure unyielding scrutiny, media exposure, and institutional betrayal, leading to severe mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, and thoughts of suicide.

You’ll hear:

  • The unique challenges and experiences faced by military and law enforcement personnel.
  • How a critical incident reshaped Sgt. Sugrue’s life and career, impacting his family.
  • The hidden toll on first responders and military members post-incident.
  • The importance of mustering courage in seeking help when needed.
  • His inspiration for writing his book “Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma”

Get a copy of his book “Relentless Courage”

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