Programs in your organization can help build resilience to stress and create mental and emotional fitness.
Public safety mental health can be supported through a holistic approach at the individual, family, organizational, and community level. Within your organization, you can contribute and support individuals who seek to proactively address stress and trauma, and provide connection and resources for those who are struggling.
Several of the following program descriptions are derived from a 2018 report, Officer Safety and Wellness, by the International Association of Police Chiefs (IAPC). This report was developed in response to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The task force determined that officer safety and wellness is one of the pillars deemed essential for healthy community-police relations.