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Post-Traumatic Stress and Suicide in Corrections: How PA DOC is Addressing the Issue

By Natasha Amaral

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress are extremely common in corrections. After finding her co-worker attempting suicide, a corrections counselor decided to initiate a suicide prevention program at the PA DOC. Find out more about how the program addresses mental health so corrections staff can get the help they need before it's too late.

This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent celebrating with family and loved ones and reflecting on another year gone by. But, for many people, the holidays can be extremely difficult. For those struggling with mental health issues or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can evoke an array of unpleasant emotions.