“This is a testament to the State of Georgia for their commitment to the mental wellness of our first responders and I think that this is unique across the country with everything that you see about the police and defunding the police. Here in Georgia, we are actually investing in the wellbeing of our officers,” says Wes Horne, director..
April 29, 2022
The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has released "Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest," a guidebook to officer safety and wellness during civil unrest.
July 23, 2021
A potentially terminal diagnosis will make you want to live your life to the fullest. Why wait for that? Get living now.
April 29, 2021
K-9 "Augie" will be a "station dog" where he will receive care and love from officers.
October 16, 2020
Know the warning signs and the resources available so you can get help for a colleague contemplating suicide before it's too late.
March 12, 2020
An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of an apparent suicide in his mother's Queens residence.
February 18, 2020
For the fourth consecutive year that such data has been collected, more American police officers have been reported to die by suicide than all other line-of-duty deaths combined. According to data released by Blue H.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—228 American police officers died by suicide in 2019.
January 2, 2020
An officer with the Mobile (AL) Police Department—29-year-old Justin Carmen—was found dead in his patrol unit with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday morning.
December 16, 2019
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.
October 11, 2019
A retired Chicago police officer was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
September 24, 2019
The only way to address law enforcement officers killing themselves is with frank and honest conversation.
July 7, 2019
The Ohio State Senate on Thursday pulled language from a proposed budget that would allow for treatment of PTSD to be included for first responders' workers' compensation package.
June 28, 2019
The dispatcher who was on the radio channel during the incident in which 26-year-old officer Tara O'Sullivan was ambushed and killed has adopted the therapy dog that was on loan from a local animal shelter.
June 24, 2019
Know what to look for so you can seek help for PTSD when needed.
June 19, 2019
On Friday afternoon, a 29-year-old officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside the Staten Island Police precinct where he worked. It was the third death by suicide suffered by the agency in the span of 10 days.
June 17, 2019