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Importance of mental fitness for law enforcement

On FEDtalk this week, a roundtable discussion on the importance of mental fitness for law enforcement. Panelists will discuss the importance of both preventative and reactive mental health for law enforcement professionals. They discuss the unique needs of law enforcement and efforts underway to ensure every department or agency is aware of the best ways to support their personnel.

Host Natalia Castro is joined by the Department of Homeland Security‚Äôs Chief Human Capital Officer Angela Bailey; the Executive Director of Survivors of Blue Suicide, Shelley Jones; and the Director of Mental Health and Peer Support at the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Dr. Jean Kanokogi.

This program contains hard conversations about sensitive topics such as law enforcement suicide and self-harm. If you or a loved one are struggling with these issues, please call the national Suicide Prevention Line at (800)273-8255.  You may also reach the COPLINE by texting HOME to 741741. The COPLINE is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to serving active and retired law enforcement officers and their loved ones by providing CONFIDENTIAL 24/7 trained retired

Click Here for full video: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/fedtalk/2021/06/mental-health-matters-a-conversation-with-law-enforcement/