Warning signs exist, but if I seek help, I could lose my job. For many of us, asking for help is a sign of weakness and jeopardizes our careers. Before you lose another friend, partner, spouse, one of your own, consider a simple and confidential phone call to Safe Call Now.
A study done by police psychologists in California indicated police officers are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in the line of duty. Data shows 19 Los Angeles police officers killed themselves between 1998 and 2007, whereas seven died in the line of duty during the same period. Since 1993, 20 FBI agents have committed suicide.
Safe Call Now is a resource for public safety agency employees to speak confidentially with officers, former law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and/or mental healthcare providers who are familiar with your line of work. This resource is not tied to Fitness-For-Duty or EAP. It is a safe place to turn, to get help from individuals who understand the demands of your job and who may have endured the same struggles.
Public Safety is a stressful, demanding career. You keep communities safe. You protect life and property. You enforce laws. You resolve conflicts. Public safety rests on your shoulders.
What happens when your personal life and career are out of balance? You are going through a divorce. Your finances are out of control. You can't sleep. A traumatic event at work is haunting you. Drugs and alcohol seem to lessen the effects.
Don't ignore the warning signs. Safe Call Now was established by public safety employees for public safety employees. Talk to someone who understands the stressful, demands of your work. It's a simple and confidential phone call away.
Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.
Make a Safe Call Now: 206-459-3020