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Chicagoís Police Suicide Rate Is Higher Than National Average. Whatís Being Done About It?
In September 2017, Chicago Police Officer Regine Perpignan was hospitalized for depression, relatives said.

Local deputy's death sparks conversation about police suicides
"We deal with quite a few suicides in the county, but it's very different when one of your own people takes their own life," said Sheriff Parnell McNamara. "It's always a very sad thing when you lose one of your own."

Bill would allow police to get mental help without repercussions
In December, East Lyme Police officers went to a motel room and found 25-year-old Corina Zukowski lying in a pool of blood with stab wounds to the neck, hands and chest.

Opinion: Police suicide reflects toll of unaddressed PTSD
The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer who took his or her own life.

Why are suicide rates so high among corrections officers?
This book takes an individual human approach to the problem of suicide in public safety occupations. As a researcher in suicide, coauthor John Violanti relies heavily upon statistics to make the case for prevention. These worthwhile statistics help to form the big picture, but one must keep in mind that these are just statistics and not people.

Counseling ordered for deputies after Florida bank shooting
This book takes an individual human approach to the problem of suicide in public safety occupations. As a researcher in suicide, coauthor John Violanti relies heavily upon statistics to make the case for prevention. These worthwhile statistics help to form the big picture, but one must keep in mind that these are just statistics and not people.

St. Petersburg College awarded grant to help prevent suicide among firefighters
SPCís Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) has received a $190,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for suicide prevention training for firefighters. While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, preventing suicide among the nationís first responders is a year-round focus for CPSI.

Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement
The Carson J Spencer Foundation, in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the American Association of Suicidology, launched a new video today entitled Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement, making a clear call to action to Police Chiefs around the world to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority.

Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicide
New Resource: Breaking the Silence: A National Symposium on Law Enforcement Officer Suicide and Mental Health. Developed by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Law Enforcement Officer Suicide and Mental Health
Article from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, by Yost Zakhary, Director, Woodway Public Safety Department, Woodway, TX, First Vice President, International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Stress Management in Law Enforcement - Third Edition
The third edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. Order through cap-press.com and get a 25% discount when you use this coupon code: STRESS3E before 9/30/2013.

I Want You To Care About PTSDPTSD: Fighting the Stigma
Financed by the Pentagon and produced by the Institute of Medicine, (that influential member of the National Academy of Sciences with particular political and legislative sway), a 400-page report recommended a broad range of PTSD-related initiatives. They include annual PTSD screenings for troops returning from combat, and a more coordinated approach to supporting those with PTSD between the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.


Rolling Backup - LA County Sheriff's Department Training Video

John Violanti, Ph.D. - books, articles and publications

Dell Hackett - books, articles and publications

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In Harm's Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention

Toolkit

A Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Toolkit was designed to help you present suicide prevention training within your department, reduce the stigma associated with seeking help, and encourage your officers to roll backup for each other.

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You can select an expert to visit your department as part of training or as a focused event.

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Annual training events will be scheduled throughout the nation. You will have the opportunity talk to other departments and join in the prevention effort.

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