Death by suicide is a growing issue for police officers not just in active duty, but also in retirement. In fact, since 2016, BLUE H.E.L.P. reported 807 occurrences documented where a police officer took their own life. Extra Duty Solutions’ C.E.O., Rich Milliman, and Founder of Irish Angel, Amanda Coleman, teamed up to share real dialogue about the challenges law enforcement professionals face when it comes to planning for retirement and finding purpose in post-law enforcement life.
Additional Topics Include:
- Transitioning to a new life stage and how it affects the psyche of former law enforcement professionals
- Dealing with a sense of loss after retirement
- Combating the stigma surrounding mental health in the public safety world
- The importance of speaking to peers who have successfully transitioned to a happy and healthy retirement
AND MUCH MORE
When the Dust Settles: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges in Life After Law Enforcement
Rich and Amanda’s video discussion is just the start of raising mental health and post-retirement suicide awareness in the public safety sector. Our forum provides a platform for fellow police officers, law enforcement retirees, and organizations to connect, engage, and share resources, ideas, and best practices related to improving the mindset of our blue line heroes.
With your participation, we can shed more significant light on these critical issues and hopefully help those in need who previously did not know how or where to look for answers.
Want to help us spread the word further? Let’s get social! If you have something informative to bring to the table, we encourage you to share that information on your favorite social media platform and connect with like-minded peers using the hashtag #BlueTalk411. Together, we can make a difference.