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Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

October 2, 2018

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

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."

Arizona Governor, Accompanied by Phoenix Officials, Signs New First Responder PTSD Bill into Law

July 19, 2018
The purpose of this new law is to provide help to first responders who experience PTSD as a result of events they experience or witness on the job. “Arizona is grateful to the first responders who put their lives on the line every single day to protect our communities. With these commitments and sacrifices, we want to ensure that those who experience trauma on the job have access to the support they need," Governor Ducey said.

Living with PTSD: Your Life Means Something

June 21, 2018
There will be times that you are going to want to give up — you may even want to try to take your own life. Don’t.

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.

Lincoln (NE) Police Department

May 3, 2018

The Lincoln PD partners with mental health providers to get REAL about helping individuals in a mental health crisis.

New Arizona Law Provides Officers with PTSD Treatment

April 25, 2018
HB 2502 was drafted in response to the suicide of Phoenix Officer Craig Tiger and titled the “The Officer Craig Tiger Act.” In 2012 Tiger shot and killed a subject who was assaulting him and his partner as well as other citizens in a north Phoenix park with a club. He attempted suicide exactly one year to the date of the shooting. He later committed suicide in 2014. It is believed his death was the result of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD.

New Washington Law Gives First Responders PTSD Benefits

March 27, 2018
In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

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."

Officer Hailed as Hero at Orlando Nightclub Shooting Loses Job, Pension Money Over PTSD

December 6, 2017
Delgado, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing the carnage, scoured through bodies that littered the ground and helped survivors get to safety.

Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

November 10, 2017
Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago. More Here.

Video: Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

November 10, 2017
Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago.

Customized Care Can Help First Responders in the Aftermath of Trauma

November 1, 2017
First responders regularly deal with tragedy and trauma, which can take a toll on their mental health. If it's time to seek treatment, here's why it's so important for first responders to receive customized and specialized care by trauma-informed clinicians.

Dutch Scientists' Research Could Lead to Blood Test for PTSD Diagnosis

September 7, 2017
Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with a simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffering from trauma after serving in Afghanistan.

Resilience Defined

September 5, 2017

Rebounding from a true crisis is difficult but not impossible, as Sgt. Bob Bemis' inspiring story proves.

Officer Well-Being Should Come First After an OIS

August 11, 2017
The suspect’s family, friends, attorney and the media were not there and are not your concern. Your officer is, and should always be, your primary concern. Yes, the other groups need to be addressed, but they can all wait. As legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden always preached, “Be quick but don’t hurry.”

Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.
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