Police Suicide Epidemic Spurs Soul-Searching: ‘You May Love The Job … The Job Will Never Love You’

The suicide of a police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland, this week is part of a surge in law enforcers across the country taking their lives, prompting police departments to address concerns about the mental health of their members. Psychologists and police officials say a number of factors — such as increased scrutiny, mandatory overtime, perceived hostility and physical danger — contribute to the daily stress on officers. “I have been in law enforcement 23 years myself. I can’t recall a time ever that it’s has been so stressful and difficult to be a law enforcement officer,” said Officer Sherri Martin of … Continue reading Police Suicide Epidemic Spurs Soul-Searching: ‘You May Love The Job … The Job Will Never Love You’