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NYPD Officer is 7th to Commit Suicide this Year

NYPD Officer is 7th to Commit Suicide this Year

From CNN: NYPD has reported a 30 year old, 8-year veteran officer committed suicide by self inflicted gunshot wound Saturday. This is part of a local trend in NYPD as they add this to the list of 7 officers from NYPD to commit suicide this year, and among 100 other officers nationwide from January to a June of 2019.

NYPD’s suicide rate this year is already nearly double their number of law enforcement suicides last year, which have held at “4-5” suicides a year for the past 5 years.

NYPD leadership made clear that this trend is a “mental health crisis”, stated by Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

It is truly a crisis that is rising at an alarming rate. Studies have found officer and firefighters are more likely to die from suicide than in the line of duty deaths.

If you are struggling with the challenges that are inevitable from the line of work we do, it’s OK to talk about it and to ask for help. Heroes 4 Heroes has your back.

Attention all first responders, dispatchers, and front line medical personnel. If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You are #neveralone

It also as convenient as a text message.l 24/7. Text HOME to 741741 to have a confidential, essential, text conversation with one of the crisis counselors from the Crisis Text Line.

You can read the full, well written, story here by By Mark Morales and Steve Almasy at CNN.

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Sean P. Haaverson has been involved in Emergency Services since 2000 when he started out as a volunteer fire fighter in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Over the span of his career he has experience working in multiple levels of emergency services: dispatch, rural and urban EMS, hospital care, austere and remote duty medicine, flight medicine, administration and teaching. He is currently a licensed Paramedic with certification in Critical Care and Remote Duty Medicine. Sean holds a BAAS degree focused in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services Management. Sean serves as the co-founder and President/CEO of Emergency Services Outreach and the Center for Advanced Medical Training. He is also the National Association of EMT’s State Advocacy Coordinator for New Mexico.
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