OFFICER DOWN: Portrait of a Police Suicide

Conference: 2012 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Creating Partnerships: Taking a Collaborative Approach to Advancing Suicide Prevention

Friday, Apr 06, 2012
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: A6. Officer Down: Portrait of a Police Suicide
Amy K. Lyons

Participants will be presented with an intimate glimpse into the life and suicide death of a 19- year veteran police officer. Police culture and the multi-dimensional aspects of police stress will be discussed. The barriers to seeking help that police officers face and the importance of peer- driven intervention strategies will be discussed.