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Mental Health Wellness

Peer Counseling Available Statewide for Georgia First Responders

“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..

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Applying a Famous Mother Theresa Quote to Law Enforcement

Graham Tinius, training coordinator of the National Association of Field Training Officers, talks about how Mother Theresa's philosophy of just help one works for police.

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.

How Martial Arts Training Benefits Law Enforcement Officers

Included in the benefits to participating in any form of martial art are the increased fitness and flexibility one gains, as well as the psychological effect of enhanced self-awareness and self-assuredness.

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.

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.

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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.

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