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10 Tips for Better Managing Officer Stress
"If you can manage your own internal stress level and overall mental health experience, then you're more likely to be able to stick in this career long term because you're just going to have enough bandwidth to keep going,” Dr. Jennifer Prohaska explains.
January 9, 2023
My Downward Spiral and Recovery
After I shot someone on duty, alcohol, drugs, and other self-destructive behaviors nearly killed me…then I sought help.
January 6, 2023
Help Now Available for Cops with Moral Injuries
“It's not a mental health disorder I want to make that absolutely clear. Even the psychiatrists who study moral injury say it is not a mental health disorder, but it is an intense kind of suffering because you lose your sense of being a good person,” says Rita N. Brock, Ph.D., senior vice president and director of the Shay Moral Injury Center.
December 23, 2022
Offering a Helping Hand for First Responder Health and Wellness
As public safety’s partner, FirstNet, Built with AT&T feels that it is our duty to give first responders the tools that ensure they are able to do their job. Whether that is through our communications technology and deployable assets or with health and wellness resources.
December 14, 2022
Don’t Let Police Culture Prevent You from Talking to a Counselor
More and more agencies have an on-staff counselor or counseling staff—many of whom have law enforcement backgrounds—and going to see them can really help you out. These counselors are usually outside of the station to preserve your privacy.
December 5, 2022
Experts to Talk Officer Mental Wellness in Free ILET Virtual Event
“Blue H.E.L.P. provides families, friends, co-workers, and agencies the ability to find assistance when dealing with suicides within the first responder community,” explains Steven Hough, co-founder of Blue H.E.L.P.
November 18, 2022
NLEOMF Seeks 2023 National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards Nominees
The goal is two-fold: not only to recognize the most effective programs, but to share that information with others so that they may look at the potential benefits to their respective agency and drive the number of line-of-duty law enforcement deaths down to zero.
November 15, 2022
Missouri Agency's "Tactical Longevity Training" Reflects Emphasis on Wellness
It has become abundantly clear that agencies must now become more proactive about providing the tools for officers to recognize, respond to, and recover from the harmful impact of their exposure to traumatic events.
August 19, 2022
Compassion vs. Empathy in Police Training
Empathy in law enforcement is now a thing. But the word "empathy" is sometimes used in the law enforcement context somewhat incorrectly—or at least incompletely—and can have negative consequences for officers.
June 13, 2022
A NY Training Program for EDP Response is a Great Model to Mirror
The Troy (NY) Police Department's Emotionally Distressed Persons Response Team (EDPRT)—and its weeklong training held at Hudson Valley Community College—helps officers deal with emotionally disturbed persons, suicidal subjects, people exhibiting irrational behavior, and individuals suffering from psychiatric crises.
April 25, 2022
Integrating Suicide Prevention into More Areas of Law Enforcement Training
In recent years, there has been a greater effort on the part of law enforcement agencies to address mental health and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention, but more remains to be done.
February 28, 2022
Making the Connection Between Physical and Emotional Wellness
Being physically fit increases self-confidence, emotional wellness, and other aspects of your life.
October 15, 2021
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