Our Hot Springs Suicide Prevention team and the Garland County Sheriff’s Office are working together to ensure police officers have the resources they need to cope with stress of the job.
Together, they created a Public Service Announcement (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.“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 it so much harder for them to ask for help.”
The Garland County Sheriff’s Department also plans to implement crisis intervention training for officers in the coming months with the help of our Suicide Prevention team.
The PSA will be available free of charge to broadcast stations and law enforcement agencies across the country.