Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

As I write this article the number of completed suicides for law enforcement in 2019 is approaching 120 officers. Along with this number I also see stories and articles with quotes from well-meaning chiefs, sheriffs and other executive level administrators who say all...
NYPD suffers fifth suicide in past two months

NYPD suffers fifth suicide in past two months

NEW YORK – In what is a sad reality, NYPD suffered its fifth suicide in the past two months. And city officials have sounded the alarm. Moreover, they have declared a “mental health crisis.” The Sergeants Benevolent Association said on social media...
NYPD Deputy Chief Dies by Suicide

NYPD Deputy Chief Dies by Suicide

NEW YORK CITY – A deputy chief with the New York Police Department died Wednesday after he shot himself, a police spokesman told Fox News. The NYPD confirmed to Fox News that Deputy Chief Steven Silks, executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, was the...

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