Reduced lifespan associated with mental health disorders – Neuroscience News

I wonder if this would be a factor in the short life expectancy of First Responders after retirement? People with mood and substance use disorders have reduced lifespan compared to their peers without a mental health disorder. Those with mood disorders have an increased death risk as a result of health conditions such as cancer, … Continue reading Reduced lifespan associated with mental health disorders – Neuroscience News

New Calif. laws to help responders with trauma, mental health issues

"Mental health is very important to their overall wellbeing. It’s OK to seek help, and recovery is possible," one official said — Read on www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/new-calif-laws-to-help-responders-with-trauma-mental-health-issues-32d8sVBUgnAw7VeH/

Calling for backup: Changing LE culture so officers are not afraid to ask for help

If we have difficulty asking for help on calls for service, what does that say about our ability to ask for help concerning our mental health? Our failure or refusal to ask for help when help is reasonably available can contribute to us getting hurt or killed — Read on www.policeone.com/police-policy/articles/calling-for-backup-changing-le-culture-so-officers-are-not-afraid-to-ask-for-help-d36SEtvgpTbZ5up0/

Bill aims to boost mental health services for NYPD in wake of suicides

The heart of the bill would require the NYPD to hire clinicians who would work out of police precincts giving counseling to police officers on a — Read on www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/484975006-bill-aims-to-boost-mental-health-services-for-nypd-in-wake-of-suicides/

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