How to Spot and Treat Officer Depression
September 9, 2014
Written by Mark Bond, faculty member, Criminal Justice at American Public University
Depression in police work is a silent killer. Depression can be stealth, even for the most resilient officer, and can take a physical and mental toll on the mind and body if it goes unrecognized and untreated. Unfortunately, the silence within police culture discourages the acknowledgment of depression and mental illness. This silence cannot continue.
Every year, just as many officers die by their own hand as do officers killed in the line of duty. Yet, the silence continues.
Read the entire article at PoliceOne.
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