Suicide prevention for police officers

Date: 2009
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Manual
Author:  Salvatore T.
Publisher:  Montgomery County Emergency Service, Inc.

Police officers deal with twice as many suicides as they do homicides. This booklet looks at why suicides happen. It takes a behavioral health perspective because police are often involved with suicide related to mental illness. Jail suicide, suicide among police officers, and “suicide by cop” are also addressed. This material will be helpful to both new and experienced law enforcement personnel, especially if used as part of a mental health or crisis intervention training.

Settings:  Justice System, Law Enforcement
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors, Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse
Strategies:  Postvention