J.P. McMichael is a speaker, author, and advocate for first responders and military veterans. J.P. is a twenty-five-year law enforcement veteran. J.P. was a first responder to the Pentagon on 9/11, and his struggles with PTSD almost led him to end his own life in 2003. J.P. started Catalyst of Change Associates in 2017.
An advocate for PTSD and suicide awareness in the first responder and military community, J.P. authored the children’s book “Why won’t you play with me?”, about the conversations he had with his young son to help him better understand his struggles with PTSD and suicide.
J.P. received his master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University and is an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Justice and Corrections.