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Recharging Your Batteries: The Benefits of "Unplugging"

There is certainly benefit to being current on events involving the people you consider family—your brothers and sisters across the country with whom you share a special bond—as well as the world at large. However, it's also important—and extremely beneficial—to spend some time completely disconnected from the job. This is a lesson I recently re-learned.

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Lincoln (NE) Police Department

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

Video: NYPD Commissioner Reaches Out to Struggling Officers After 3 Suicides in 2 Months

O'Neill on Thursday recorded a YouTube video describing the services available to officers in distress -- as the department grapples with three suicides in its ranks over the past two months.

NYPD Commissioner Reaches Out to Struggling Officers After 3 Suicides in 2 Months

O'Neill on Thursday recorded a YouTube video describing the services available to officers in distress -- as the department grapples with three suicides in its ranks over the past two months. More Here.

Florida First Responders One Step Closer to PTSD Coverage

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

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

The new law makes 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.

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is an 8-hour training course that teaches law enforcement personnel how to identify and safely de-escalate someone experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge.