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PODCAST: Making First Responders Whole Again with Vanessa Kennedy | THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 007

Welcome to THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 007 | Making First Responders Whole Again

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Meet this Weeks Guest: Vanessa Kennedy


Vanessa Kennedy Founder, Code-1 Wellness

I began my career in the medical field at the age of 18, working in various medical facilities. In 2009, I attended and graduated from the Police Academy and started working as a law enforcement officer for 10 years. I am still an active officer today. Since the beginning of my career, I have been deeply interested in CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training and officer wellness. I have always had a deep interest in mental health. This passion for officer wellness has allowed me put a lot of hard work into creating Code 1 Wellness. The organization was founded to aid first responders in the areas of mental health and wellness as a way to help our public servants. The operations of Code 1 Wellness are rapidly growing within the greater Kansas City communities. I believe that we are here to protect those who protect others.

Code 1 Wellness was launched in May, 2018 and that dream became reality. Since then, the amount of heartfelt response from sincere individuals has been overwhelming, resulting in greatly needed support for our organization. Passionate about mental health, wellness, and our public servants, I have a strong desire for knowledge and will continue to exceed the expectations of my peers. As a member of Code 1 Wellness, it will be my privilege to stay at the cutting edge of mental health, in both terms of wellness and in support of our public servants.

Show Notes from This Episode

The Interview Room releases weekly. In here, I interview leaders from all walks of life highlighting strong and meaningful conversations that provide insight, guidance, and encouragement for the listener. 

In this episode, I sit down with Vanessa Kennedy the Founder of Code-1 Wellness:

  • We discuss a variety of topics from her favorite cup of coffee to her experience in law enforcement. 
  • Vanessa shares her thoughts on challenges for women in law enforcement. 
  • We discuss the importance of mental health training and the pitfalls of peer to peer support groups at an officer’s agency. 
  • We talked about the mission of Code-1 Wellness to “Protect those who Protect Others.” 
  • Vanessa shares the vision of Code-1 Wellness and what the future may hold for this organization. 

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PODCAST: Integrity in All Things | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 043

Integrity in All Things | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 043

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a Ten Minute overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, I discuss the recent statement by the Kansas Police Chief who stated the McDonalds coffee incident was completely fabricated by the officer. 
  • I discuss the importance of integrity in all things and that integrity is more than simply “honesty.” 

After the episode: 

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PODCAST: Resolved to Make no More Resolutions | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 042

Resolved to Make no More Resolutions | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 042

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a Ten Minute overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

Wishing you a Safe and Happy New Year from all of us at

On The Blue Line!

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PODCAST: The Need for a Silent Night | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 041

The Need for a Silent Night | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 041

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a Ten Minute overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, another Crazy Chicken Story, that took place at a KFC in Wisconsin. 
  • I discuss the origins of the well-known hymn, Silent Night, from the book, Come Let Us Adore Him, by Robert J. Morgan. 
  • I discuss the song, I need a Silent Night, by Amy Grant from 2008. 
  • I suggest the Application, One Minute Pause, by Ransomed Heart.
  • Lastly, I offer a couple thoughts on how to pause and have a silent night this Holiday Season. 

Merry Christmas 2019 from all of us at On The Blue Line 

After the episode: 

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PODCAST: The Reality of Hardship | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 040

The Reality of Hardship | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 040

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a Ten Minute overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, I discuss a feel good story out of Dade City, Florida. 
  • I then discuss the fact that we all go through hardships in our lives and give a few suggestions for what to do when they inevitably come. 

After the episode: 

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PODCAST: Always Eat the Pie | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 039

Always Eat the Pie | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 039

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a short overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, I discuss the importance of taking time to connect with others. I discuss the concerns with “busyness” and how so often we are just busy for the sake of being busy.
  • I then encourage you to connect with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while, take an extra moment to have dessert with them, and lastly find time in your personal life that you can take to simply enjoy the moment. 

After the episode: 

On The Blue Line was founded and is operated by active-duty law enforcement to fulfill the mission of providing guidance, resources and community for law enforcement officers, first responders, and military personal in their off-duty lives.

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PODCAST: Don’t Eat the Marshmallow | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 038

Don’t Eat the Marshmallow | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 038

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a short overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, I tell a story from my teenage years about delaying gratification.
  • I discuss The Marshmallow experiment,” which is properly titled: 

The Cognitive and attentional mechanisms in delay of gratification. 

Mischel, Walter; Ebbesen, Ebbe B.; Raskoff Zeiss, Antonette 

[Article] Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 21(2):204-218, February 1972.

  • Lastly, I discuss the importance of remembering the promise of a future reward that is greater than your temporary circumstances in order to keep in track in delaying gratification. 

After the episode: 

On The Blue Line was founded and is operated by active-duty law enforcement to fulfill the mission of providing guidance, resources and community for law enforcement officers, first responders, and military personal in their off-duty lives.

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PODCAST: It’s Not My Problem | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 037

It’s Not My Problem | MONDAY MORNING ROLL CALL | Episode 037

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Monday Morning Roll Call is released every week by On The Blue Line and provides a short overview of issues that matter to you and provides encouragement for the week ahead.

In this episode we discuss:

  • This week, I discuss a recent conversation about who is really at fault when officers make mistakes.
  • I offer an overview of leadership and the need to seek opportunities to learn and grow. 
  • Lastly, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving week and say thank you to each of you who have helped support this mission. 

After the episode: 

On The Blue Line was founded and is operated by active-duty law enforcement to fulfill the mission of providing guidance, resources and community for law enforcement officers, first responders, and military personal in their off-duty lives.

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