(Video) Overcoming Adversity and Preventing Suicide

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how he overcame adversity in his own life when he found himself in a bad place after he defeated cancer but saw both his parents pass away in a very short time span.

Adversity can take many forms for police officers—both on duty and off. The stress and trauma of the job are just two of the things that can create ideation of self-harm. In addition to on-duty issues, personal financial problems, personal relationship problems, and other matters can create serious adversity in a person's life. POLICE Contributing Web Editor Wyllie sits down with Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department to discuss how he went through a period in which he defeated cancer but saw both his parents pass away in a very short time span.

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