Articles Filed Under 'Plan Your Health'

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Law Enforcement Officer Fatigue is a Critical Issue

Law enforcement data indicate that officers frequently suffer from high levels of fatigue due to lack of sleep, unusual shift schedules, and long hours awake

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Prevent Police Suicides

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. and it’s time we in law enforcement take a stand against police officer suicides. Create your own Police Suicide Prevention training program in just 3 Easy Steps

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

New Information on Police Suicide

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has just released a new resource for law enforcement on police officer suicide, with information and resources on prevention and response to the problem of law enforcement officer suicide.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Secondary PTSD – What is it?

Secondary PTSD is based on the concept, that those who care for or interact with the law enforcement officer, who suffers from PTSD, can also become traumatized.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Blue Trauma Syndrome

What are “Blue Trauma Syndrome” and Tactical Resilience™, and why are we creating these terms? Because we feel that these issues have not been well enough defined and we want to make clear what we are talking about so that it is not confused with other terms or other research.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Breaking the Silence of Police Suicide

Take five minutes of your time to do something to stop police officer suicides Visit CopsAlive.com for video and to download a roll-call discussion guide. The 4 minute video was created by Trish Buchanan who is the widow of East Hartford Connecticut Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan who, was a dedicated police officer for almost 24 years and, sadly took his own life in his police department March 12, 2013.

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Quiet Your Mind

For law enforcement professionals the importance of being able to quiet your mind is critical as the thoughts, ideas, plans and excessive noise in our heads can become overwhelming. Even in their more mild expressions these thoughts can keep us from being focused, attentive, alert and might disturb our sleep.

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Consider a Proactive Annual Check In

The Proactive Annual Check-In provides police officers and other agency employees with a confidential setting within which to share information about current life circumstances. It is a proactive program designed to offer a positive exchange thoughts, ideas, and information.

Friday, August 30th, 2013

PTSD – WHAT IS IT?

Providing peer support groups for police officers and other first responders, helps to recognize the problem of PTSD exists and provides the vehicle to talk of solutions.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

We Need To Get Serious About Dealing With Addictions in Law Enforcement

There is another component of fitness that we never deal with in law enforcement and that has to do with someone who isn’t considered fit for duty and may need to assistance. We seem to struggle and fein surprise that some of our own will stumble and have to deal with PTSD or substance abuse, or that they might mess up in their marriage or in their finances.