Overcoming MediocrityLIMITLESS WOMEN
Christy Lister is the former wife of a law enforcement officer who died by suicide. She is the mother of three beautiful and resilient children who tragically lost their father on June 17th, 2019. Christy was introduced to Blue H.E.L.P., a national not-for-profit that helps Honor, Educate, Lead, and Protect law enforcement and their families, helping to break the mental health stigma in Law Enforcement. Christy has been volunteering with Blue Help since September of 2019. She speaks with Police Departments and families on breaking the stigma of mental health, the signs, and policies changes that can be made. It’s OK Not To Be OK!
Blue H.E.L.P. IL
The Invisible Badge
Family is the side of the badge that is hidden out of plain sight. It wasn’t until death by suicide that I realized how Law Enforcement families serve next to the officer. I noticed changes that affected the family, but I didn’t realize why the changes were occurring. I believed it was me and me alone. The truth of the matter is The Job affects everyone on both sides of the badge.
My Free Gift
First Help is a searchable database dedicated to finding emotional, financial, and spiritual assistance for first responders. In addition to assisting first responders in finding crisis-specific help, it will collect data on suicide and traumatic-stress events. This information will be used to save lives and improve the quality of life for first responders. This tool will always be free to first responders, and there is no charge to register your organization to be listed in the database.