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Collected Item: “Online Article: Law enforcement officers need to be proactive in self-care to ensure they are resilient in the midst of loss and trauma”

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Online Article: Law enforcement officers need to be proactive in self-care to ensure they are resilient in the midst of loss and trauma

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

online article

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This article discusses guidance for law enforcement professionals to adopt better self-care practices through this pandemic and the increased volume of vicarious trauma, depression, anxiety, and suffering prevalent in our societies. The author specifically addresses the problem of police suicide, which is often committed at similar rates to military combat veterans. While the article's content helps officers potentially deal with the difficulties of their calling, it might also help the public better recognize the darker and unwelcome realities of police work.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

LEO, law enforcement, cop, police, mental health, suicide, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-care, therapy

Enter a URL associated with this object, if relevant.

https://www.police1.com/treatment/articles/5-takeaways-from-a-mental-health-professional-and-leo-wife-rkkYEMBwOh3AaaFa/

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Christopher Littrell

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2021-04-05
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