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September 10, 2019

We Are Witnesses: Chicago

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Marshall Project and WBEZ present the launch of We Are Witnesses: Chicago. Giving voice to crime victims and perpetrators; police offices and the families of people in jail; prison guards and judges and residents...

September 10, 2019

Surviving Trauma in therapy for Clinicians: Words often fail to capture a traumatic experience; therefore, clients will have difficulties verbalizing their trauma in the therapeutic relationship. Utilizing and understanding trauma specific therapies will help your clie...

August 28, 2019

Officer safety alert, more officers kill themselves than are killed in the line of duty (Miller, 2005).   Depression increases the chance of suicide.  If you want to support your brothers and sisters, become aware of the risks and help prevent other officers from exper...

August 2, 2019

We support Blue H.E.L.P. with their mission

 "to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, assist officers in...


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Current Issues in Police & Public Safety Psychology: 2019

Current Issues i...

April 25, 2019

Received an award from the Il Chiefs of Police today for the work planning, organizing, and speaking for Bridge the Gap training.  Thank you.   Enjoy the 2019 Annual Training Conference April 24-26 at Doubletree Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.  

March 16, 2019

Suicide does not have one single cause.  However, there are risk factors that increase the chance of attempting or completing suicide which are: 

  • Increasing use or abuse of alcohol or drugs    

  • Talking about being a burden to others

  • Exp...

February 10, 2019

Former Chicago Officer On Police Suicides: 'They See A Significant Amount Of Trauma

Last year the number of police officers who killed themselves was higher than the number who died in the line of duty. In Chicago, the issue of police suicide is particularly staggering....

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