Category: Mental Health
May 10, 2024

3 Ways Your Agency Can Prioritize Mental Health for Its Officers

May brings a myriad of special dates, from graduations to celebrations like Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that mental illness is experienced by one in every five U.S. adults every year. In addition, NAMI states that “the […]

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April 5, 2022

Substance abuse: What police officers need to know when doing interventions for abusers

Over 100,000 overdose deaths were recorded in 2021, a staggering rise from 2019’s record-breaking 71,000 overdose deaths. Substance abuse has been on the rise for years now, with the COVID-19 pandemic fueling an already grim situation into what experts called “a perfect storm.” Accidental death from opiate overdoses has become a severe issue for people […]

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March 31, 2022

How to Address the Harmful Effects of Shift-Work on the Mental and Physical Health of Cops

There’s one major factor that many aren’t even aware of for all the mental and physical stresses that police officers have to face. That source of stress is simply the job schedule, mainly if officers are working in shifts that lie outside of ‘normal’ working hours. As working irregular hours is so typical for police […]

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December 16, 2021

Improving Mental and Physical Officer Wellness

The overall lifestyle of policing can come with physical and mental strains that are sometimes unseen, often unspoken, and can often go untreated. What can be done to counter this?

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July 15, 2021

Why It’s Important for Police Officers to Seek Mental Health Care

It’s no surprise that police officers experience traumatic events more often than the average citizen. Their line of work brings them into contact with tragedies like murder, abuse, and violence from every walk of life. Consequently, it is no wonder that there are so many officers in need of help, but why are mental issues often left untreated in the police force?

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