Hey Chaplain

022 - Surviving My Suicide: Doug Monda, Survive First

February 21, 2022 Jared Altic
Hey Chaplain
022 - Surviving My Suicide: Doug Monda, Survive First
Show Notes

Today I want to share with you the story of Doug Monda.  Doug was a Florida cop who, after being injured, suddenly had the weight of the job collapse in on him, driving him to despair and, eventually, to putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger.  Doug survived and today he walks us through his compelling story, how he survived, and how he then wanted to build a program that would be better than the mental health journey he went through.

Doug now runs a nationally recognized non-profit that helps first responders navigate mental health challenges.  His goal is to teach cops how to survive first.

Warning:  This episode contains discussion of suicide attempts.  Listener discretion is advised.


  • Survive First –  www.survivefirst.us
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
  • Copline – 1-800-267-5463
  • Emergencies (in the United States) – 911

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Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 022