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New Arizona Law Provides Officers with PTSD Treatment

HB 2502 was drafted in response to the suicide of Phoenix Officer Craig Tiger and titled the “The Officer Craig Tiger Act.” In 2012 Tiger shot and killed a subject who was assaulting him and his partner as well as other citizens in a north Phoenix park with a club. He attempted suicide exactly one year to the date of the shooting. He later committed suicide in 2014. It is believed his death was the result of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD.

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New Washington Law Gives First Responders PTSD Benefits

In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

Florida First Responders One Step Closer to PTSD Coverage

The bill would provide Florida first responders full workers' compensation benefits "for mental or nervous injuries regardless of whether such injuries are accompanied by physical injuries."

Officer Hailed as Hero at Orlando Nightclub Shooting Loses Job, Pension Money Over PTSD

Delgado, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing the carnage, scoured through bodies that littered the ground and helped survivors get to safety.

Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago. More Here.

Video: Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago.

Dutch Scientists' Research Could Lead to Blood Test for PTSD Diagnosis

Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with a simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffering from trauma after serving in Afghanistan.

Resilience Defined

Rebounding from a true crisis is difficult but not impossible, as Sgt. Bob Bemis' inspiring story proves.

Officer Well-Being Should Come First After an OIS

The suspect’s family, friends, attorney and the media were not there and are not your concern. Your officer is, and should always be, your primary concern. Yes, the other groups need to be addressed, but they can all wait. As legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden always preached, “Be quick but don’t hurry.”

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Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.