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Pennsylvania Officer Sues 2 Companies Over Trauma Endured During Incident

An officer with the West Deer Township (PA) Police Department has filed suit against two private enterprises after he says he witnessed a man being electrocuted by downed power lines.

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Dave Smith: And What Do You Do Next?

If you believe you might be suffering from PTSD, seek out a professional who can help.

Police Leaders Vow to Address Officer Suicide During IACP Session

During the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago last week, attending law enforcement leaders met to address the apparent rise in police officer suicide, vowing to address the problem with increased mental health support for officers.

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.

How To Spot PTSD in Yourself

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

Dispatchers and Call Takers: Thanks to (and Support for) the Men and Women on the Thin Yellow Line

During the second full week of April, public safety agencies celebrate a group of individuals without whom public safety agencies would fail to properly function—dispatchers and call takers.

Former Canadian Officer Wins PTSD Court Battle Over Exposure to Child Porn

A former law enforcement officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD after "overwhelming" exposure to child pornography while working on child sex abuse cases has won his court battle against the federal and provincial governments.

Missouri Department Gets First-Ever Therapy K-9

The Independence (MO) Police Department welcomed to its ranks a 2-year-old golden retriever/border collie mix as their first ever certified therapy dog.

Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

Iowa Sergeant Sues Agency Claiming PTSD and Abuse

In his petition, Jorgensen claimed he has faced disability discrimination, harassment, a failure to accommodate him and retaliation under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, citing incidents before and after the killings of his fellow officers.