National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Those who serve in law enforcement safeguard our communities and provide structure, protection, and rescue for the welfare of others. The ultimate and goal for law enforcement is to protect and save, whatever the cost, and many put their lives on the line daily.
Due to the nature of their service, law enforcement personnel are often repeatedly exposed to highly emotional and disturbing scenes, severe injury, and death. This is in addition to the more general, chronic stress experienced throughout their service. Because of this, law enforcement personnel are at higher risk of developing PTSD and contemplating suicide.
The work of law enforcement is invaluable, and their health and happiness well-deserved. Our practice values those who serve in law enforcement, and we have providers that are trained in treating the effects of repeated exposure to critical incidents and trauma in law enforcement personnel. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance, please reach out to us.
Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve!
Authored by: Dr. Joanne Shovlin, Dr. Alexis Zornitta