On Tuesday (12th) UNM’s ECHO hosted a training for eight law enforcement agency in New Mexico. This exciting project will give law enforcement across the state access to ongoing training and medical professionals to staff cases with. This is an innovative approach to CIT policing that we have been part of from the inception. We are very excited that ECHO was receptive to the idea of allowing a CIT clinic in their program. We will post more as it develops.
Stress management and suicide in law enforcement is rarely talked about in many organizations. When it is spoken of most consensus is that more needs to be done about it and more dialog about it. Law enforcement is a unique career that gives many the opportunities to make a difference in their communities and have a positive impact in others lives. The job does bring the person to the forefront of poverty, violence, drugs, death, and all the negatives in communities. These horrific traumas seen can slowly eat away at someone creating more stress.
The Mental Health Minute