September is National Suicide Prevention Month and this week is Suicide Prevention Week. Let’s stem the tide of law enforcement officer suicides together. Watch for these signs and learn more from our partners at mantherapy.org
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Do you have a suicide prevention program in your agency?
Well, you no longer have an excuse for not having a program. With a video produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Working Minds Program and the Carson J Spencer Foundation, and our CopsAlive.com roll call discussion guide you can create a ready made program the moment you finish reading this page. Get all the resources you need for free at www.CopsAlive.com/SuicidePrevention
Here Are Some Other Resources To Help You:…
National Police Suicide Foundation
The National Police Suicide Foundation’s dedicated mission is to provide training programs on suicide awareness and prevention, that establish a standard of care and promote employee wellness for law enforcement and military and for all emergency first responders. Learn more at: http://www.psf.org/
Safe Call Now is the crisis hotline specifically for first responders at 1–206–459–3020.
Safe Call Now provides public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide with a simple and confidential way to ask for help. Staffed by officers, former law enforcement officers and public safety professionals, Safe Call Now is a safe place to turn to get help from individuals who understand the demands of a law enforcement career.
The Pain Behind the Badge
With a combined experience of over 5 decades in the First Responder/Trauma Field, Clarke and Tracie Paris are able to present the issue at hand in a manner that has never before been done. The law enforcement employees and First Responders who attend their seminar hear stories, learn about stress and how it affects their lives, and discover how and where to get help. And all in an attempt to reduce the #1 Cop Killer: SUICIDE. Learn more at: http://thepainbehindthebadge.com/
National Center for PTSD run by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. They work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. Check it out: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
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