Sgt. Mike McGrew’s story is a turbulent journey through unimaginable trauma to healing and restoration.
Over a 31-year career as a highly decorated police officer and major crimes detective, Mike encountered trauma-inducing incidents on a near daily basis. Paired with personal tragedies at home, Sgt. McGrew resorted to self-destructive behavior. He found himself deep in a pit of his own making.
A Higher Call to Duty recounts Mike’s remarkable policing career, his descent into despair, his miraculous recovery and the launch of 911 At Ease International to rescue other first responders from trauma.
911 At Ease International launched in 2014, serving first responders and saving lives nationwide.
911 AEI provides first responders and their families free & confidential access to trauma-informed counseling services.
Mike saw firsthand the dramatic impact of working the front lines as a first responder. The emotional injuries incurred in service are invisible, but no less real and often more damaging than physical trauma. As a result, first responders suffer from staggering rates of alcoholism, divorce and suicide.
Worse, services offered through employers are frequently riddled with red tape and tempts those looking for help to look over their shoulders instead. The need for independent professional trauma-informed counseling for those on the front lines is evident.
If you are a first responder or family member of a first responder who is struggling, 911 At Ease International can help.
Sgt. McGrew inspires audiences to support first responders in their most important battles.
“Mike’s engaging and casual style disarms his audience as he draws them into the weighty issues of trauma and recovery. He is a safe presence calling us into the work of supporting first responders in their most important battles.” – Conference Attendee
To hear Sgt. McGrew firsthand, request a speaking engagement.