Suicide Prevention Month

Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month?  A time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. We use this month to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide.  But not just this month, we should always be cognizant of our mental health as well as our friend and family’s well being.  

Mental health is under-communicated in our line of work. Many of us have a military background and have seen terrible things. 

As police officers, we experience traumatic incidents in the line of duty, sometimes an ebb and flow and through multiple years of service.  Murder, rape, child abuse, violent car accidents, assaults and other forms of violence can affect different people in different ways.  

If you are struggling: reach out to someone you trust!  DO NOT GO IT ALONE!  Let’s all keep an eye out for each other.