This could be part of the yearly wellness assessment for First Responders. neurosciencenews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/neurosciencenews.com/depression-bipolar-blood-test-18197/amp/
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) today announced the release of “Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: 2020 Report to Congress.” The report is a result of a request from Congress, driven by the increase in suicides by current and former law enforcement officers, to review the availability … Continue reading Department of Justice Announces the Release of “Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: 2020 Report to Congress”
Discussion Question: Should all police officer suicides fall into one category? Let me start by saying that anytime a police officer commits suicide, it is a tragedy. A tragedy for them, their family and anyone who knew him or her. Rarely does a day go by that I don’t think about and/or pray on how … Continue reading Suicide: The aspect that few people are willing to discuss.
Definitely a factor for police officers and other first responders. neurosciencenews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/neurosciencenews.com/amgydala-negative-mood-18083/amp/
The Star Wellness Model is a visual depiction of the battle for your “wellness.” It was developed with the individual officer in mind but can be applied to the profession as a whole. What makes this model unique is that it is meant to serve as a visual model that encourages officers to feel the … Continue reading The Star Wellness Model
Not all, but many of the facts apply to Police Officers. hbr-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/hbr.org/amp/2019/12/what-happens-when-your-career-becomes-your-whole-identity
When I teach a yoga/mindfulness class to First Responders / Military personnel, I love to discuss how practicing mindfulness can give you 1 second. In the civilian world, 1 second may not seem like a big deal, but in the First Responder / Military world, 1 second can be an eternity. It can mean the … Continue reading One Second and the Tree of Yoga