Missouri 2023 Lesson Summaries
2023 Lesson 7: Officer Mental Health
This is an online interpersonal perspectives course. This lesson focuses on law enforcement officer mental health awareness. It provides perspectives about how the stress and trauma officers experience on the job can affect them and about how they can preserve their wellbeing. It explains common physical and psychological responses to stress and critical incidents. The lesson further describes the symptoms of PTSD and depression, as well as signs that an officer may be contemplating suicide. Finally, the lesson provides proactive suggestions for building and maintaining officer resilience and wellbeing, before, during, and after critical incidents with a focus on mental health awareness.