Good article on trauma and how it effects police officers. Police officers are sometimes thought of as robots in how they perform their duties but the reality is they are persons with feelings and emotions. If something traumatic occurs, they can be as easily affected as anyone else and will need counseling.
The article, “How does trauma affect police officers?” by Sahalie Donaldson states,
“Post traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses, typically sparked by traumatic events and the accumulation of stress day after day, are not an anomaly in law enforcement. Police officers face a much higher rate of suicidal ideation than the general public. According to a research study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, one in four police officers think about dying by suicide at some point in their life.”
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