Changing the Way We Measure Mental Wellness: Paying Attention to Behavior, Not Outcomes
- Non-member - $30
- Member - $30
Too often mental wellness, or unwellness rather, is discussed and measured by the amount deaths by suicide an agency has or has not had. While the suicide rate among law enforcement is too high and unacceptable, that outcome is not a complete measure of how mentally well an agency's officers are. This workshop discusses other indicators of mental unwellness, focusing on police officer behavior and not just tragic outcomes. This course will contextualize how trauma manifests itself in police officer behaviors while also providing insight on how to develop mental resiliency, individually and organizationally.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to list the categories of PTSD symptoms.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to identify common negative police behavior that can be directly related to unprocessed trauma.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to identify self-care strategies to implement mental resilience, individually and organizationally.