CopShock: Second Edition
Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

by Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR


Internationally acclaimed PTSD survival book

for Police, First Responders, Police Dispatchers
and their families...

As well as for...
Firefighters, Warfighters, Chaplains,
 Journalists, War Correspondents, Doctors, Nurses

CopShock has become a classic,
the go-to trauma and stress survival book
and is
extremely relevant in today's disturbing world

"A life-saving book."
Andy O'Hara, Badge of Life

"The definitive guide to police PTSD.
I finally felt that someone understood my problems."

Gary Malmberg, police officer

"It will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Commonsense language."

Senior Chief Shannon H. Pennington
North American Fire Fighter Veterans Network

"At last a work on PTSD that a cop on the street will identify with."
NY Cop Online Magazine

"CopShock helps active duty and retired officers and their loved ones
understand the effects of exposure to repeated violence and tragedy."

Law & Order Magazine

"CopShock offers solutions on how to prevent or manage PTSD Symptoms."
American Police Beat Magazine

CopShock: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Stress
Featuring Allen Kates, Author and Trauma Expert

$24.95 USD Each (S&H Included)


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Recommended by trauma experts around the world, CopShock:
  • For police, firefighters, first responders, warfighters--all trauma sufferers
  • Prepares them for the aftermath of horrific trauma
  • Helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones
  • Tells true stories of officers-men and women-with PTSD
  • Offers over 200 support sources

The Second Edition:

  • 5 new chapters
  • 50 percent updated and expanded
  • More resources including treatment centers
  • Chapter on learning Resiliency, bouncing back from adversity
  • Self-tests for PTSD, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Disorder, Depression, and Resiliency

Features stories about surviving:

  • Combat
  • Assaults
  • Shootings
  • Drug taking
  • Family trauma
  • Bomb explosions
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • 9/11 terror attacks
  • Death investigations
  • Police dispatcher trauma
  • Repercussions from not shooting

                                        A Badge of Honor podcast Jan. 2, 2023
Featuring Allen R. Kates, author of CopShock, with host Samantha Horwitz, former US Secret Service Agent, and host John Salerno, Retired NYPD detective and firefighter. Running on numerous social media outlets continuously including YouTube.

Law enforcement officers throughout the United States and in other countries use the CopShock book in their peer support programs, police academies, college courses, chaplaincies, and post-trauma units. The United States Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard are using the book in their soldier and family support programs. Many officers read it and share it with their partners and family members.


"For most of my police years, I was addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs.
I often had suicidal thoughts and once tried to kill myself.
 I didn’t realize that my exposure to frequent trauma was causing PTSD."

 —Detective William H. Martin, LAPD (Ret)


If you are a cop, firefighter or warfighter, is PTSD inevitable?
What are the symptoms of PTSD?

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