Living Blue – the Book

Authors – Dr. Barbara Rubel and Jason Palamara

Living Blue is a life-changing book that offers a deeper understanding of the impact that vicarious trauma has on law enforcement officers and their family members. This evidence-based guide, rooted in cutting edge research, and personal life experience, focuses on managing symptoms of chronic stress, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and secondary trauma. Jason Palamara, retired Cold Case Homicide Detective, and Barbara Rubel, daughter of two police officers and a renowned Thanatologist, walk you through the obstacles to well-being. Thanatologists are specialists who focus on understanding ways to manage death and use science and applied practice to support and educate first responders to navigate grief and mourning. Barbara and Jason share proven techniques to increase officer health and wellness which also makes Living Blue a valuable tool for clinicians who counsel police officers.