Silent suffering: Preventing law enforcement suicide
from By Mark Bond
Preventing police suicide is every officer's responsibility. The law enforcement profession can no longer ignore the silent suffering. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is real and is a lot more common among first responders than initial indications. However, the silence of the first responder culture has kept the problems associated with PTSD as a profession secret not openly discussed. Having the leadership and courage to change a culture of silence does not weaken the profession but strengthens the bonds that make it noble and honorable profession that protects the weak and innocent from harm.
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