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National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day

As we close the month of September, we recognize National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there are an average of 130 suicide deaths per day. The number of suicides amongst law enforcement officers and first responders is unprecedented. While this sadness seems to spin beyond our control there is reason to be hopeful. Now we can acknowledge the cumulative effect of stress and trauma in a law enforcement career. And, with that, the resources available today, from training and outreach to peer led and professional  support providers is ever expanding.

If you know someone who is struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out – you might save a career, a marriage or even a life.

Brian Johnston

Executive Director

Behind the Badge Foundation

 

 

Resources:

National Suicide Hotline – dial 988

National Survivors of Blue Suicide

Code 4 Northwest

Safe Call Now

 

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