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Lansing police training to address PTSD, suicide concerns among cops

Robert Fox still has nightmares. The retired Stickney and Berwyn police detective said cases involving infant murders, child sex assaults and the accident in which he watched a child burn in a car created so much Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that he still has panic attacks and anxiety issues. “There were nights I’d wake up sweating so profusely I thought I urinated my own bed,” he said. Though the Berwyn Police Department was supportive and helpful, he said, the cumulative PTSD finally caused him to take duty related disability ...
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Elgin police seek to boost officers’ participation in mental health programs

Elgin police officials are seeking to boost participation in programs that encourage officers to be proactive about mental health. More than a dozen officers are part of a volunteer peer support team trained by the nonprofit Operation Shattered Stars, and the goal is to encourage officers to take advantage of that and add even more volunteers this year, Lt. Adam Schuessler said ...
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Transform Rockford: Peer support aims to help Rockford cops avoid stress-related anxiety, depression

A group of 15 volunteer Rockford Police Department officers in June will get specialized training on how to better provide emotional support to fellow officers who might struggle with depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress ...
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Palos Park Police Will Receive Peer Support Mental Health Training

Palos Park Police Commissioner Dan Polk has announced that the Palos Park Police Department will participate in an intensive two-day training program, hosted by Operation Shattered Stars ...
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