News FlashThe New York Times's website, he writes eloquently about his negative experiences with one VA's most popular treatments for PTSD, prolonged exposure therapy. After one month of treatment, Morris began to have problems.
If you have members suffering from PTSD following a traumatic incident, they might find this article interesting. You can also pass it along to the person in your agency, if there is one, who is involved with officer-wellness programs.
Morris has just written a book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, about his experiences trying to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder.Here are some excerpts from his Times piece that we found particularly interesting:
"There are two widely used treatments for PTSD at the V.A. One is called cognitive processing therapy. The other is prolonged exposure Read more...
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About 150 people gathered at the Art Koch Range & Training Facility to honor Sgt. Art Koch, a five-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department who was shot responding to a disturbance call on Berkeley Way.
The 34-year-old father of three was finishing his last shift as a patrol officer on July 28, 1984. He lay wounded by his car for about 20 minutes before paramedics and firefighters were able to rescue him. He died a few hours later.
"Father in heaven, your word says there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for another," said Joseph Prudhomme, senior law enforcement chaplain Read more...
Proceeds from the game will go to support SafeQuest Solano, an organization that helps provide education, prevention, intervention and advocacy for victims of violence and sexual assault.
"Last year Chief Walt Tibbett came to us with this idea to help bring awareness to domestic violence," Toni Dumont, executive director of SafeQuest Solano, said. "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we thought it would be perfect."
The game brought out about 150 people to cheer on the teams. Dumont wasn't sure who would win this year's game, but that wasn't really the Read more...