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Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

September 12, 2018
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

Boston Police Launch Effort to Prevent Officers Dying by Suicide

September 12, 2018
As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, the Boston Police Foundation, and the National Society for the Prevention of Suicide are launching a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing suicide by both officers and civilians alike.

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

August 24, 2018
The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association is urging members to seek help to deal with trauma they experience on the job after learning that three officers in the force took their lives over a three-week time period.

How the Lone Survivor Foundation Helped Heal Me

July 26, 2018
The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

Arizona Officer's Widow Grateful for New PTSD Law for First Responders

July 20, 2018
The widow of Craig Tiger — a Phoenix police officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD before dying by suicide — told reporters that she "is grateful for the new law that will help other first responders across the state have better access to mental professionals."

Video: More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

May 23, 2018
A study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public.

More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

May 23, 2018
After extensive research, a study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public. More Here.

National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards Presented During Police Week

May 14, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and BJA’s VALOR officer safety initiative, awarded its National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards during National Police Week.

Making Meditation Not Suck

May 3, 2018

If you start slow and adapt your meditation practice to the first responder lifestyle you'll be able to reap the benefits.

Taking Care of Yourself

March 2, 2018

It's often said of moms, but it's also true of officers: you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself.

Florida First Responders One Step Closer to PTSD Coverage

February 15, 2018
The bill would provide Florida first responders full workers' compensation benefits "for mental or nervous injuries regardless of whether such injuries are accompanied by physical injuries."

Oregon Legislators Propose Mandatory Mental Health Counseling for Police Officers

February 7, 2018
Some state legislators want to require every law enforcement officer in Oregon to meet with a mental health professional at least once every two years.

LEO Mental Health Act Signed into Law by President Trump

January 10, 2018
The new law make grants available to initiate peer mentoring pilot programs, directs the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to develop resources for mental health providers based on the specific mental health challenges faced by law enforcement, and provides funding for studying the benefits of crisis hotlines and annual mental health checks for officers.

The Toy

November 6, 2017

Play is one of the essential elements of a healthy life, so make time for it.

Police Mental Health Bill Passes House Committee

October 16, 2017
H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act,” directs the U.S. Attorney General to identify existing mental health and wellness programs, especially those administered by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, and then develop model policies which could be adopted by state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

A Year After Slayings, Dallas Police Train in 'Mindfulness'

July 7, 2017
A year later, Dallas officers are still grieving, but scores of them have received or are on track to receive specialized training in "mindfulness" and other stress-management techniques that aim to teach police how to better understand and control their emotions, both on and off the job.

Not Everyone Supports TX Special Courts for Law Enforcement

July 7, 2017
A new law in Texas will allow counties to create pretrial diversion programs for first responders who commit crimes because of job-related mental health issues. But at least a few county judges and experts say the courts seem unnecessary or concerning.

Focusing on Officer Safety

June 16, 2017

This June's issue of POLICE focuses on officer safety, from how to cope with stress to practicing safer pursuit methods.

Coping With Stress on the Job

June 16, 2017

Law enforcement is becoming an increasingly difficult profession, and officers need to know how to decompress in healthy ways.

What Dreams May Come

April 7, 2017

Worrying enhances the anxiety associated with our dreams, and most experts say dreams are the "subconscious mind" resolving anxieties. No cop ever said they didn't think about confronting life and death situations; anxiety is a healthy result of those thoughts.

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