Friday, October 12 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Unspoken Pain: Addressing Suicide in Law Enforcement Officers

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“More officers die of suicide than die of shootings and traffic accidents combined” (O’Hara, 2017), but very little attention has been paid to law enforcement officer (LEO) suicide within the research and mental health communities. Accordingly, in this presentation, we will address the following topics: (a) suicide in LEOs, (b) law enforcement culture, (c) occupational hazards, (d) barriers to treatment, and (e) recommendations for addressing suicide with LEOs.


Catherine Chang

Professor, Georgia State University

Laura Shannonhouse

Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
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Julia Whisenhunt

Associate Professor, University of West Georgia

Friday October 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Palisades Foyer
  • Program ID Poster 11

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