About Nick Wilson
Nick Wilson was a police officer for 13 years in Southern California before medically retiring due to injuries sustained on the job. He was a SWAT Team Operator, Field Training Officer, led many long-term investigations as a detective in the Special Investigations Unit, and worked in task force environments with the Department of Homeland Security investigating terrorism activities.
Due to excessive exposure to trauma, Nick found himself with a PTSI diagnosis which led to self-medicating to sleep, a DUI, and rehabilitation.
Nick founded a non-profit which supports first responder mental health and speaks around the country in an effort to end silent suffering and stigmas which have plagued the law enforcement community, resulting in more law enforcement deaths by suicide than in the line of duty over the last 4 years.Nick has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis on organizational leadership and enjoys spending his free time with 5 year old son, Jack.
Nick is not a medical professional or an attorney and cannot provide legal or medical advice.
A collection of Nick’s training, education and experience has provided him the insight needed
to consult public safety agencies on building, improving or enhancing wellness programs,
policies and/or procedures in an effort to maximize organizational effectiveness in the area of mental health.