Cops don't usually talk about 'horrible things.' Mental health professionals help them cope with trauma

Published July 22, 2017


An article in USA Today about measures police officials are taking to help police officers and other first responders cope with tough crime scenes and other trauma interviews John Violanti, research professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said many police officers are still reluctant to open up. “The ethos of policing is: ‘We’re super people and we can’t be weak. We’re not a bunch of sissies,’” he said. “What they forget is that they’re human.” Articles also appeared in news outlets that include the Arizona Republic, Ithaca Journal, Newark Advocate, Louisville Courier-Journal, Detroit Free Press and Des Moines Register.

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