In seven years 17 serving and former NSW police officers have committed suicide. In fact, more NSW police have died from suicide while on duty than from any other cause.
These articles examined the traumas officers face on a daily basis and the challenge of making it acceptable for them to ask for help.
March 9, 2007: Training to spot police in distress
May 1, 2007: It’s OK to cry: NSW police chief
May 2, 2007: When thin blue line snaps
May 5, 2007: Hidden scars of a career facing society’s horrors
May 7, 2007: Cops struggle to cope with problems
* Support is available for anyone who may be distressed, by calling SANE Helpline 1800 18 7263 or Lifeline 131 114.