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Here’s an overview of what a wellness room is, how your officers can benefit from using one and steps your agency can take to create its own relaxing space
Combating the idea that stress injuries to the brain occur only in the weak-minded is essential to embedding mental health into the first responder culture
Learn how therapy can improve communication, provide a safe place for family members to share and gain real-world coping mechanisms
This free educational enrichment program helps correctional officers re-envision their lives and their work environment
The dogs are selected for the program based on their temperament and learn 37 different commands over the course of about 14 months
The jury found that the DOC failed to properly accommodate the officer’s disability and then subsequently retaliated against him
Valentino Rodriguez Jr. was “throwing up all the time at work and hyperventilating” from depression and PTSD
Like any special ops team, a law enforcement peer support team has a mission to fulfill
Something as simple as guided visualization trips to the beach can help build resiliency in jobs where it seems impossible to relax
Veteran CO offers effective coping methods to combat the stress-filled career of a correctional officer
With the proper support, mindset, policies and training, critical stress can be identified and handled efficiently and effectively
Anthony Gangi talks with experts about mental health resources available for corrections officers
The new pod at the Oklahoma County Jail was refurbished as part of an effort to increase mental health treatment for inmates
The personal risks and magnitude of suffering with the pandemic are something no one should have to face alone
PTSD is a serious issue; it is time we take our mental health seriously