Officer Safety Corner: Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Health and Wellness

Emotional health and wellness is one of the most critical issues facing law enforcement, yet it is one of the least addressed. The stress and trauma faced by officers have adverse effects on their emotional and mental health. For example, suicide continues to be one of the top causes of death for law enforcement officers, and nearly one in five officers suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Communities are less safe if the officers serving them are suffering from the many potential adverse effects of the profession.