How to Help Your Law Enforcement Loved One.
Originally Written • January 2023 • Blake Jones, PHD, Julie Cerel, PHD for SAFLEO
Law enforcement officers are often reluctant to seek mental health treatment for a variety of reasons, including the perceived stigma associated with accessing therapy or other services and fear of risking their employment if they are unable to perform their duties at an optimum level. Those closest to the officer hold a special kind of influence when trying to convince them to seek help.
This brief lays out steps that may help family members, friends, and others support an officer that they love and shares practical strategies for providing assistance.