Andy O’Hara is the founder and a board member of the Badge of Life organization. Andy is co-author of “On the Edge,” about PTSD and police suicide, and has authored numerous articles for publication. He is an advanced peer support officer, working with individuals to find appropriate help and ways to deal with law enforcement issues. Andy is a 24-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, was suicidal and retired with PTSD.
One area in which progress is being made is in the increased implementation of programs such as peer support, employee assistance programs (EAP’s), and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams.