LAW ENFORCEMENT

The resources listed below have been written by, for, or relate to Law Enforcement operations in regard to stress injuries.

The Salt Lake City Tribune’s six-part series on traumatic stress with LE in Salt Lake City.

You hear stories of crippling PTSD that soldiers can face after returning from combat. But there are also professions facing similar mental health issues right here at home. In a series for The Salt Lake Tribune, Matt Canham profiles West Jordan Detective Brent Jex, who struggled with grief and guilt after the death of a fellow officer. It nearly destroyed his own life. Canham joins us to talk about the heavy toll of law enforcement and emergency work and the barriers to finding help.

This is the story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting help.

These guidelines are intended to provide information and recommendations on forming and maintaining a peer support structure for sworn and civilian personnel in law enforcement agencies. The guidelines are not meant to be a rigid protocol but reflect the commonly accepted practices of the IACP Psychological Services Section members and the agencies they serve. The guidelines work best when applied appropriately to each individual and agency situation. 

A Psychology First Aid pamphlet presented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with tips for emergency and distastes response workers

Officer in Distress: Podcast follow up

Police Psychological Services Peer Support Guidelines

Officer in Distress: a 6 Part series

Psychology First Aid for First Responders

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