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  • Saving Our Own:
    Approaches to Suicide Prevention and PTSD for Law Enforcement Executives

    April 2, 2018
    8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

    Monmouth University
    Anacon Hall, Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, School of Social Work and Department of Criminal Justice of Monmouth University, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and NJ Association of Chiefs of Police

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    • During 2017, a high number of suicides continued to plague the law enforcement community. As of the year’s end, a raw number of 102 self-inflicted deaths had been identified with a final total for the year at 140 police suicides.
    • Based on the 2017 figure, more officers died of suicide during the year than were killed in the line of duty. Approximately twelve officers take their own lives each month. The rate for police suicides in 2017 was back up to 16/100,000, compared to a public rate of 13.5/100,000.
    • For every one police suicide, almost 1,000 officers continue to work while suffering the painful symptoms of PTSD. (See www.badgeoflife.com)

    This workshop will focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Prevention for law enforcement executives in New Jersey. Participants will be provided with concrete strategies to help prevent suicide and to get valuable assistance to their officers who suffer from PTSD.

    Speakers

    Mike ScottiMike Scotti is a former US Marine and author of The Blue Cascade: A Memoir of Life After War (Hachette/Grand Central). He is the subject, narrator and co-producer of the documentary film Severe Clear (released outside the U.S. as This is War ). The film uses his personal combat footage to chronicle his time in Iraq.

     

    Michelle ScottDr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor and Director of the SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project at Monmouth University. Dr. Scott has trained mental health professionals, faculty and student in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies working with schools and communities across the United States.


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