A day at work for a police officer is not a regular day at the office.
Those on duty can experience trauma which can lead to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome).
PTSD can happen from one extreme traumatic situation or exposure to many stressful incidents over time. These pressures in some officers may lead to physical and mental health problems that could result in self destructive behavior.
Sadly in the US, 192 police officers have taken their own lives this year alone. Out of 1 million police throughout the US, approximately 190,000 have PTSD that we know of and roughly 330,000 have partial symptoms that can eventually lead to PTSD if not properly addressed.
With End PTSD’s, TTMPT (Talk To Me Post Tour) peer facilitator program, officers can anonymously communicate with trained peers to get the help they need to process, share, talk through what they’ve experienced and destress without fear of losing their status or job.
As Americans we need to do all we can to make sure that our police are thriving.
To help, you can donate to the End PTSD’s TTMPT program so our men & women in blue remain healthy while protecting our society.