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www.psf.org The National Police Suicide Foundation’s mission is to provide “… suicide awareness and prevention that establish a standard of care and promote employee wellness for law enforcement and military and emergency responders….” In addition, the PSF also provides “… support services that meet the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of law enforcement, on every level, and law enforcement families.” “The National Police Suicide Foundation’s goal is to provide support, encouragement, and hope to the agencies and families affected by this tragedy, by helping them to understand and manage the emotional and psychological impact of suicide.” (www.psf.org) Robert E. Douglas, Jr. Founder/Executive Director
Hello everyone. I would just like to take a moment to introduce you to Blue Wall of Silence. This organization was developed to assist officers, agencies, and police families with issues about officer wellness. This site provides numerous articles, resources, and links to other organizations, individuals, and information that may be valuable to you or someone you care about who wears the badge.
Law enforcement is a very unique calling. Oftentimes, great pressure is placed on the men and women in blue to be super men and women. The truth, law enforcement personnel possess no special powers or anecdotes to the effects of stress or trauma (Diamond, 2003). In fact, circumstances would actually indicate quite the opposite. It is the mindset, which inadvertently places officers in danger of the effects of short and long term types of stress and trauma. Not only are officers in danger, but agencies face issues of liability when they choose not to train and educate officers and their families about the consequences of the job. The goal of Blue Wall of Silence is to provide training and education to officers, agencies, and police families regarding issues facing law enforcement personnel. Wellness is extremely important and the focus should not just be on the physical well-being, but also the emotional, psychological, and spiritual. People are not one-dimensional and should not be treated as such. If you believe wellness is vital to the survival and life-fulfillment of an officer’s life, than please take a few minutes to look through this site. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Dr. Olivia Johnson Founder/President BWS