Suicide is the #1 cause of death for police officers every year with an estimated nearly 20% suffering from PTSD and many others from addictions, depression, low motivation, and various mental and emotional illnesses. The daily traumas of the job can not only injure our brain (PTSD) but can kill us (suicide).
Officers and dispatchers suffering from trauma are incapable of providing ethical, professional police services, leaving communities vulnerable.
This training details how the daily traumas of law enforcement are toxic and cumulative, causing PTSD and potentially crippling one's ability to be safe and to serve. It details how traumas injure us internally, and prevents us from being able to sustain close meaningful relationships. It provides personal case histories of PTSD and the process of healing. The training details over 20 proactive wellness strategies, discusses peer support and family support, ways to counteract hypervigilance, the warning signs of being affected by trauma, and offers how to create an agency wellness program.