Year: 1999 Source: Education & Training Bulletin, (March 19, 1999), p.1-2 SIEC No: 19990317

This police bulletin is meant to dispel commonly held beliefs about depression/suicide among police officers. Officer Terry Hillard has prepared a list of myths such as depression being “just a case of the blues”, “all in ones head” and “not a serious illness”. Hillard urges officers to seek out help when feeling depressed. Also included is an article on police suicide, factors that aggravate suicidal thinking and research on the susceptability of police officers to complete suicide.