Psychology Today on Cops Getting Help

This article in Psychology Today highlights why many cops needing help won’t get it. Often not until after they have flushed their careers down the tubes.

One sad fact of police work is that many times, the post-shooting visit to the psychologist ends up being a lot more about the years of personal trauma and stress you’re dealing with instead of what happened in the shooting incident.

There is such a huge effort now with recognizing similar issues in our vets who have come home, and this is a positive thing; but cops don’t get to “come home.” They already ARE home, and serving for twenty or thirty years builds up.


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