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Australia - police wives demand help for hubbies

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Ausgirl, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    This is really sad. The wife of a policeman who suicided after suffering job-related PTSD is calling for the Govt to fund therapeutic retreats for traumatised cops.

    "I know guys in the job right now who are crippled with PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder]," Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said.

    "They're still working, doing their best to stay in the job, but they need help.

    "So many have gone through poor management and there is complete contempt for anyone who falls. They will kick you to the kerb.

    "[Sufferers] need a place where they can go, feel safe, be honest about the fact they need help to cope and a place where they can get the best available support from experts in the field."


    What is just as terrible as the fact that our police force is apparently rife with over-stressed officers, is that the work environment is so unsympathetic and dismissive, even cruel to members of the force suffering serious work-related stress and trauma.

    I think these proposed "retreats of excellence" are a great idea (for cops everywhere).

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