Preventing police suicide

Jim and Doug discuss how police agencies and individual officers are smashing the stigma of seeking mental or emotional assistance


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In 2019, Blue HELP reported a total of 228 police officers died by suicide. Those are just the suicide deaths that had been documented – it is unclear how many other officer deaths by suicide were reported as "a sudden medical emergency" or "single-vehicle collision" or simply swept under the rug altogether.

In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss how police agencies and individual officers are smashing the stigma of seeking mental or emotional assistance, and how the culture of policing still must continue to evolve to ensure that officers approaching crisis have access to the assistance they need to prevail.

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