The high cost of being a police officer

The high cost of being a police officer

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.

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