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Podcast: Peer Support Builds Resiliency among Officers and Families

More than ever, officers must address mental health issues during their career and into retirement. In this episode, Wendy Hummell, a 24-year career officer and law enforcement spouse, talks about developing a robust peer support program and its role in building resilient law enforcement families. Also learn about other stress management tools including tactical breathing, yoga, mindfulness training, and more.

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted social and financial stability and distanced people from social support, so now, more than ever, it's important to come together to prevent suicide. Learn about Active Minds, a student-led organization that aims to reduce stigma, encourage healthy coping skills, and offer other anti-suicide measures. Register to attend an upcoming symposium.

Why Every First Responder Department Should Have a Chaplain

By Rev. Peter Keady and Dr. Michael Pittaro

First responders need and deserve a properly trained chaplain embedded in their department who understands the unique stressors they face. Learn why chaplains must be preemptive and proactive, working to engage with personnel prior to critical incidents and providing first responders with empathetic support regarding their day-to-day stress.