New PSAs Aim to Prevent Officer Suicides

As seen on THV 11

Working in law enforcement is no easy task. That's why CHI St. Vincent and the Garland County Sheriff's Office are working together to ensure police have the resources they need to cope with stress of the job. 

Together, they created a PSA they hope will inform, train, and educate law enforcement officers about how to deal with issues they may develop from work.

"I think it's imperative that we understand they're human,” said Susie Reece, Violence Prevention Specialist with CHI St. Vincent. “We don't think about their day to day and how they struggle. And because they're so strong and we put an image on them, it makes is so much harder for them to ask for help,” 

Garland County plans to implement crisis intervention training for officers in the coming months. The PSA will be available free of charge to broadcast stations and law enforcement agencies across the country.