You’re Not Alone –  

June 7, 2019 – O’Neill sent a note to all officers and civilian employees of the NYPD, saying in part “before you can take care of others, it’s imperative that you first take care of yourselves.  Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength.” The deaths of both cops comes after News 4 highlighted growing concerns among members of law enforcement regarding officers taking their own lives. An I-Team survey of police across the country found 78 percent experienced critical stress on the job, with 68 percent saying that stress triggered unresolved emotional issues.  “This has to be a continuous process. This has to be done at roll calls. This has to be done in video training,” O’Neill said. We need to talk about this. This can’t be a deep dark secret. People have to understand that there is help available.”

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