Shaun O’Gorman knows what it’s like to suffer from PTSD, depression and to battle with suicide. He served a 13-year career as a Police Officer including 9 years as a Police K9 handler. The violence, death, and depravity he saw people perpetrate against each other had a lasting effect on him. It culminated with him lying in bed, with a Glock pistol in hand, trying to find a reason not to end his life. This ended the Police career he had dreamed of since he was a child. For a man coming from a Police family where his father served for 42 years this was devastating. The loss of identity was one of the hardest parts to deal with.
Shaun couldn’t find anyone who could help him out of the hole he was in, so he spent the next 15 years educating himself on how to beat PTSD and depression. He now takes the lessons learned to help other Police, Military and First Responders deal with the trauma their duties expose them to. He strongly believes that it is possible to prepare yourself for what you will experience in your career to prevent you experiencing what he did.
His purpose in life is to help people and make a difference. Through his business “The Strong Life Project” Shaun teaches men how to prepare for the difficulties they will experience in their life. His passion is teaching men to be the best version of themselves possible. Shaun has a strong belief that as men we have lost our way and need to learn how to be the loving, strong and connected leaders our families and society needs us to be. It is time for men to stand up and be counted.
“The fear I felt was not from the incident, it was that if the department found out I was struggling, I would lose the only place in my life where I had ever felt I belonged.” Shaun O’Gorman’s 13-year Police Career ended after a series of traumatic cases caused severe PTSD. In My Dark Companion Shaun shares, openly and in detail, his long road back from PTSD, depression and a battle with suicide.