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Mental Health Wellness

Minneapolis Mayor, Chief Secure Funding for Officer and Community Mental Health Programs

The Minneapolis mayor and police chief have laid out plans for a $200,000 Mobile Mental Health Crisis Unit and a $500,000 Early Intervention System, which they say would be covered with $700,000 of grant money from the Pohlad Family Foundation.

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New Guidebook Designed to Help Officer Stay Well and Safe During Civil Unrest

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.

Living Large

A potentially terminal diagnosis will make you want to live your life to the fullest. Why wait for that? Get living now.

Chicago Police Hire Mental Health Advisor to Address Officer Suicides

The announcement comes less than a week after 38-year-old Officer Jeffrey Troglia fatally shot himself in the basement of his Mount Greenwood home. Days earlier, another officer, 47-year-old James Daly, killed himself at the Town Hall police station on the North Side.

Stray Beagle Becomes Newest Member of Pennsylvania Department

K-9 "Augie" will be a "station dog" where he will receive care and love from officers.

Stopping Officer Suicides

Know the warning signs and the resources available so you can get help for a colleague contemplating suicide before it's too late.

NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide in His Mother's Home

An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of an apparent suicide in his mother's Queens residence.

2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.

Report: 228 American Police Officers Died By Suicide in 2019

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.

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Alabama Police Officer Dies by Suicide

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.

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