CABLE: The Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE), Inc. brings law enforcement and community resources together to address common issues related to mental health. CABLE is
a grass roots, non-profit 501(c)(3), research and training collaborative whose mission is to serve as an interdisciplinary
resource and catalyst for law enforcement and community collaboration, support and education.
While based in Connecticut, CABLE freely offers its information and resources to departments across the United States
This unique organization
is comprised of a cross-section of stakeholders: municipal and state law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals,
families and persons with mental illness, and educational institutions. CABLE’s strength is its ability to bring people
together from diverse perspectives that are committed to work collaboratively for the common good.
CABLE offers Crisis
Intervention Team Training and Peer Support Training. For further information,
contact Louise Pyers, M.S., B.C.E.T.S, Executive Director and Founder, at (203) 848-0320 or by e-mail at Lcp@cableweb.org.
RESOURCES: Peer support syllabus, links to useful information, advice and
assistance setting up your peer support program.
Badge of Life Canada: Having an Operational Stress Injury (OSI-PTSD) does not have to be a lonely path to walk. Many
armed forces members and first responders suffer from an OSI and related mental disorders. Other related disorders could be
Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, dissociation, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, insomnia, nightmares, just to name a few.
This blog’s purpose is to help educate veterans, first responders and the public about operational stress injuries.
Many veterans and first offenders have a great fear of seeking help because they are very concerned about the resulting stigma
attached to them in having a mental disorder. Many have alcohol and/or drug addiction problems in attempting to mask the pain
they are feeling. Many commit suicide as they do not see a way out of their depression and despair. Many have the symptoms
of an OSI, but do not have enough information about OSIs and the resources that are available to them when they do decide
to seek help.
UNDER THE SHIELD (UTS) was formed to meet the unique needs of law enforcement personnel and their family members by providing
support through CONFIDENTIAL services, education and public awareness.
UTS is a national organization and on the cutting edge of progressive law enforcement training. The professional staff provides many services, including stress management education,
critical incident stress debriefings, conflict resolution and anger management to law enforcement personnel and family members.
Instruction and services are provided on an individual, family and /or group basis. At times,
law enforcement personnel require services and support on a variety of levels. Programs of instruction are developed on a
client-by-by client basis, with a variety of avenues or options available. “Under the Shield's” professional staff
is constantly updating and expanding these programs to meet the unique needs of the law enforcement community.
Under the Shield provides free counseling for law enforcement officers and family members. Contact Susan Lewis Simons, M.S., B.C.E.T.S.
at (334) 324-3570.
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EMOTIONAL KEVLAR FOR COPS
is a former Berkeley police officer and a Marriage and Family Therapist with experience dealing with police officers.
Recognizing that many officers are comfortable with a therapist who has actual law enforcement experience, he has
a private practice which focuses on emergency service personnel.
Jeff was strongly influenced by his
father's experience as a police officer. After a medical retirement from the California Highway Patrol, his father became
a divorced, problem drinker and was shunned by his former workmates. Jeff's father died at the age of fifty seven, depressed
and alcoholic. He has just completed a book on the hidden dangers associated with a career in law enforcement.
Jeff can be reached at email@example.com or (510) 595-5580.
Visit Jeff's blog, Police Mental Health, Emotional Kevlar for Cops.