Police officers are consistently exposed to the most tragic and traumatic events in our society. Left untreated, cumulative trauma can deplete coping strategies and stigma typically deters officers from seeking help. This has resulted in the highest rates of police suicide, whereby more officers die by their own hands than in the line of duty, consecutively over the last 4 years. Together we can start a conversation that matters.Contact Us
Untreated trauma can result in the appearance of high level coping (or adaptive coping: nutrition, diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, faith, etc.). These are not, however, examples of trauma work or emotional regulation and it only takes one circumstance or incident to trigger a past traumatic event that without trauma work, the landscape in which you interpret the new event, identify why it’s affecting you and how to navigate your way out of the problem becomes a probable reality that may deregulate the central nervous system and brains responses to new AND past events.
Police culture, stigma and peer solidarity
Untreated trauma, desicion making and police suicide
Critical incidents, cumulative trauma, post-traumatic stress
Mindfulness, treatment, self-care, rebuilding resilience
Finding purpose after loss, post-traumatic growth