A city struggles with the monetary and mental health effects of police stress

Published August 5, 2021


A Boston Globe quoted John Violanti in a story on post-traumatic stress disorder in law enforcement. Support is critical for people who are recovering from PTSD, and for police officers, it’s especially important for them to be supported by their departments, says Violanti, a retired New York state trooper. “Any kind of support is essential when you have PTSD — that’s the major factor that can help you recover — and it’s particularly important that the organization backs you up,” Violanti. “To a police officer, the organization is a family. If you don’t get that support, it makes you feel quite isolated.”



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