Any former Leo's out there that had to leave the profession due to ptsd? I had to retire ten months ago and haven't been in uniform in 17 months. As you know as police officers, we have a calling and a mission and I guess you could say a life purpose. All that is gone now obviously and I'm trying to find my new purpose. Some ideas I have are too set up workshops with a counselor for active, potential and retired officers to teach them tools to deal with the stress and trauma, but that hasn't worked out yet. Another idea I have is restore an older car, but finances are preventing that at the moment. Can anyone please give their experience if they have been in this scenario and how they found their purpose again? I have accepted I will never be a police officer again, but I would be lying if I said sometimes it seems like one big dream I've had and one day I will wake up.