03/15/2011

Law enforcement aims to remove stigma of counseling

By Glenn Smith
The Charleston Post and Courier

When Eddie Driggers began his law enforcement career more than 30 years ago, cops didn't want to be seen talking to counselors about the gore, grief and gruesome scenes they witnessed on the job. Police officers were supposed to be stoic figures who just sucked it up and moved on.

The problem was, holding that stuff in could eat you up, play with your emotions, mess with your thinking and spill over into other areas of your life.

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