Police Suicide: Epidemic in Blue
Violanti J M~~~~~~
Major epidemiological studies have shown that the police suicide rate is over 3 times that of the general population. Case histories that illustrate risk factors common in many police suicides are provided. Other topics discussed are: the controversy as to whether personality or occupational elements most influence police suicide; the relationship between suicide & the reluctance of police officers to see a psychiatrist; intervention programs & suicide awareness training for police officers.