Get rid of stigma once and for all

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This video is about an introduction to a post that will be forthcoming in a short while it is reference to law enforcement officers and the suicide death of officers who carry trauma.

The NYPD is making use of psychological autopsies, a research-based approach that attempts to better understand why someone took his or her life. 

The fight/flight mechanism that keeps us on guard plays a primary role on how people feel after episodes of high stress.  Feelings of frustration, lack of focus, chronic fatigue, and even depression can result from an over reliance social media stimuli like an unfed addiction.  

Chicago PD: suicide strategy session

Dr. Leo Polizoti (right) and Dr. Michael Sefton (second right) were invited to Chicago to discuss the impact of police suicide on officers and family. Our work with Dr. Thomas Joiner brought to light some of the important factors that contribute to LEO death by suicide. A return consultation was interrupted by the pandemic in 2020. The event was hosted by Dr. Daniel Holler of Daninger Solutions of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Members of Direct Decision Institute in Chicago (right)

The multiple deaths by suicide have renewed attention on another troubling and often hidden issue: Police officers die by their own hands at rates greater than people in other occupations, according to a report compiled by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in 2019, after at least nine New York City police officers died by suicide that year. I was involved in the April 2019 presentation at 1 Police Plaza on the impact of LEO suicide as it related to the high incidence of police officer death by suicide according to Sefton in 2022.