PhD and researcher Beverly Anderson said, “In some ways, a cop’s work may be even more traumatic than that of a soldier sent into a war zone.” “The police officer’s job, over many years, exposes and re-exposes them to traumatic events that would make anybody recoil in horror.”
Our work is an emotional experience. It builds on the past, which never goes away. “The job hates it’s self.” --Officer with PTSD
We don’t ask you to agree. We ask you to think. About tracking suicides. That PTSD can be deadly (yes). That it’s not “just” about suicide. That our “family” is a dysfunctional one. A need to De-stigmatize. About NEW WAYS of doing things!