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Officer Mental Health

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making the Connection Between Physical and Emotional Wellness

Being physically fit increases self-confidence, emotional wellness, and other aspects of your life.

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.

SAS for Officer Readiness: The Early Warning System

New analytics software from SAS can alert supervisors when officers need help or are starting to exhibit behaviors that will get them and their agencies in trouble.

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The Importance of Officer Resilience Training in Tough Times

Fundamentally, resilience training is about "self care" and "buddy care" and is fortunately being de-stigmatized across American law enforcement.

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