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Talking About Suicide

The only way to address law enforcement officers killing themselves is with frank and honest conversation.

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Ohio Senate Pulls PTSD Treatment Coverage from Workers' Comp Budget

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.

University of Kentucky Police Welcome New Therapy K-9

The University of Kentucky Police Department recently welcomed into its ranks a new K-9 trained to help victims, witnesses, and responding officers deal with trauma.

NYPD Officer Dies By Suicide—the Fourth in a Month

The 53-year-old officer was a 24-year NYPD veteran who was on vacation at the time of his death.

Sacramento Police Dispatcher On Duty During Murder of Officer Adopts Therapy Dog

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.

How To Spot PTSD in Yourself

Know what to look for so you can seek help for PTSD when needed.

NYPD Officer Dies By Suicide, Third Such Death in 10 Days for the Agency

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.

Chicago Police Department Holds Two-Day Mental Health Summit

The Chicago Police Department—which has suffered three the loss of three officers to suicide this year—is hosting a two-day seminar to improve mental health treatment for police and other emergency responders.

Non-Profit Organization Raises Awareness of Officer Suicide at Police Week

BlueH.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—held several events at Police Week in Washington DC to honor officers who died by suicide and offer support to the families they left behind.

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California Department Adds Therapy Dog to the Ranks

Crime victims, witnesses, and first responders in the California city of Pinole will soon have access to a therapy dog to help them with emotional support following traumatic incidents.