There’s a new FIRE book out I want to tell you about for your Christmas and holiday gift giving::
Taking the Cape Off:
How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss.
by Fire Chief Pat Kenny
Many of you have heard Pat speak at FDIC and other fire conferences. Pat also leads the “Personal Survival” section on www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com Pat is a solid friend and Brother-and a man who has been dealt an unfair amount of challenges in his life.
Pat’s brand new book, “Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss” launched …and the response has been phenomenal.
“Taking the Cape Off” shares Fire Chief Pat Kenny’s journey to overcome his perceived failure as a leader in his most cherished duty, that of being a protector. His “Cape” failed to protect his 20-year-old son Sean from dying by suicide after a lifelong battle with mental illness. His anguish was complicated by his role as the leader of a fire department.
NOTE: This is not a story of darkness but rather one of hope as Chief Kenny reveals the path he took to move forward with his life and return to a leadership (Fire Chief) role. This book is essential reading for EVERY Fire Officer, Fire Chief and Firefighter due to our own professional and personal roles and responsibilities related to behavioral health.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, they have been able to keep the discounted launch price of $19.99 for a few more days so check this excellent new book out:
HERE is his website:
HERE is the AMAZON page:
We’ve had a chance to review the book and it truly is a “must have” in helping us all understand an area where we sometimes feel lost in helping others or ourselves with.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.