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Strategies for Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide

On September 30, 2020, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) held an on-line webinar addressing the Comprehensive Strategies for Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide. As you know, this is a very important topic.

The presentation was recorded. I’m attaching the link below in case you missed it. https://vimeo.com/465800990/7ef2983dee  

Training Description
Suicide prevention efforts are most effective and sustainable when they are implemented as part of a well thought-out, strategic plan which combines evidence-based strategies for different levels of intervention. Join the IACP, Education Development Center, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention for a webinar to launch a first of its kind resource, A Comprehensive Framework for Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention, outlining key strategies to prevent law enforcement suicide. 

Additional Resources
Remember to take a moment to refill yourself when your energy level gets depleted. 

FLEOA is working closely with the Treatment Placement Specialist/Arcadia Health, who are available for you and your family. Bill Mazur and Joe Collins, both retired LEO’s, will talk/text/email with you and get you connected to a provider who is vetted and who is familiar with the LEO culture. 

FLEOA is at the grassroots stage of putting together a Peer Support program for our membership. Remember, you are part of this large family called FLEOA. We are all here for you. Your strength, skills and resources are what will get you and your family through these uncertain times.

The following resources are also here for you -

peer support/No shame-No judgement: You can text "HOME” or "BLUE” to 741741 to connect with a counselor;

call 1-866-Cop2cop;

call blue line support 855-964-2583;

call the National Suicide hotline 800-273-TALK (8255);

The National Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19 - call 1-800-985-5990 or

text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a caring counselor.

Please use these resources, sometimes a mere connection will pull you out of a funk. 

Stay safe all.  

Fraternally,  

Dr. Jean Kanokogi, PhD

Director of Mental Health & Peer Support Services

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Contact Dr. Kanokogi