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OPP reviewing mental health support for its officers

Sep 17
The suicides of three officers in as many weeks has prompted Ontario’s provincial police  (OPP) to launch an internal review into the organization’s mental health support system.
 
Collaborating with the OPP on this review, research psychologist Dr. Julie Devlin outlined a three-part approach that includes enhancing, examining and evaluating resources available to members of the OPP.
Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Vince Hawkes said Thursday “The OPP recognizes that there is stigma associated with suicide and mental illness. Although we don’t have all the answers, and I certainly don’t have all the answers, we will continue to work together to break down the barriers and provide support.”

From The Globe and Mail

Full Article Link: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-internal-review-to-examine-suicides-among-ontario-provincial-police-2/

Dr. Sam Ozersky, MD

Sam is Mensante's founder and CEO. He speaks and writes extensively about the critical relationship between mental health and the workplace.