The toolkit is designed to help members address issues of public safety mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust has developed a PTSD and Mental Health Toolkit to help Trust members address issues of public safety mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The toolkit is a resource that covers topics such as prevention strategies, therapeutic responses, and mental health programs. It provides information about how to help personnel keep working or return to work after suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses.
Treatable and preventable
Due to the nature of their job duties, public safety personnel may be at a greater risk of developing PTSD and other mental health concerns. PTSD and other mental health conditions are treatable and, in many cases, preventable.
PTSD disability claims are creating significant financial and human costs to member cities. It’s imperative to normalize the conversation about public safety mental health and empower public safety personnel to seek the help they need to prevent and recover from PTSD and other mental health injuries.
An action-oriented source of information
Providing training and resources addressing mental health in public safety has been a priority of the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust for several years, and planning and development of this toolkit began in January 2020. The toolkit was created in partnership with mental health professionals, public safety personnel, and other mental health resources. It was designed to be dynamic and is not only informative, but also provides action steps to help members create and support a mentally healthy work culture.
Questions and comments about the PTSD and Mental Health Toolkit can be directed to Lora Setter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 248-9551.