Wellness Point of View

Shame, Perception, & Vulnerability: Full Story

When I think about the incredibly complex and important topic of suicide prevention, three things immediately come to mind; shame, perception and vulnerability.  Time for some truth-telling on my part, I have struggled with all three many, many times. I do not pretend to know the suffering and situational stressors that have played a role […] Read more

Sep, 18, 2017

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Jean McAllister’s Full Story

SHIFT Wellness Program Teaches Skills and Information that Can Assist with Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement According to the National Study of Police Suicides1 and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed in Action Study2 (LEOKA) almost as many law enforcement officers died from suicide in 2016, 108 officers, as those who died from felonious assaults […] Read more

Sep, 18, 2017

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Webinar – Maintaining Your Balance and Focusing on Your Support System

Shift Wellness & OJJDP Webinar – Maintaining Your Balance and Focusing on Your Support System

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Anthony Maez’ full List of Tips

As an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Commander for the State of New Mexico, I frequently receive questions from adults, teens, and children on how to protect themselves from the dangers online. Here is a list of suggestions, many seem like common sense but they can help you stay safe while online. Unfortunately, many of […] Read more

Aug, 14, 2017

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Giuseppe Weller’s Full Story

One of the biggest areas of what I do and feel passionate about is the idea that the ICAC detectives are incredibly special to the world, and they have a special calling when working in this field. Since SHIFT, I made it a habit to ensure that the investigators come to work because “they want […] Read more

Jun, 14, 2017

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May Message from our CEO

In celebration of mental health month, I want to take a moment to reflect upon how far we have come in helping to change the law enforcement culture in regard to seeking mental health and wellness support.  While there is still work to be done to break down the stigma attached to recognizing the need […] Read more

May, 12, 2017

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Carol Brusca’s Full Story

Spring into New Healthy Habits Many of us look forward to spring as an opportunity to shake off the winter and freshen up our lives. This can take the form of “spring cleaning” to make sure that our house and yard are clean and updated for the coming warmer months, but we can also do […] Read more

May, 04, 2017

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February Message From Our CEO Continued

Work of the heart; in it for the long haul. The mission of rescuing children from sexual exploitation and abuse and caring for those who are on the frontlines doing this work is a marathon, not a sprint.  We at TIJF and Shift Wellness are in it for the long haul.  We will continue to […] Read more

Feb, 08, 2017

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Andrew Chaulk’s Full Story

I’ve been in law enforcement for over 20 years and have been with the VT-ICAC for over 10 years. My assignment to the ICAC has been part time, in that I use to be able to dedicate part of my time to ICAC related functions. In a way this has allowed me to stay active […] Read more

Feb, 08, 2017

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