Tag: PTSD

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers
EDITORIALS

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…. In reality, a lot of shit goes down over the Holidays in the violent crime and murder capital of Canada. While most people view Christmas as a peaceful, joyous time of […]

POLICE OFFICERS AT SCENE OF DOUBLE HOMICIDE (PHOTO JGJ)
POLICE USE OF FORCE

The Attack on Law Enforcement Rages On – Lack of Insight & Objectivity Alarming

The horrific lack of insight and objectivity in main stream media continues to go down an extremely dark rabbit hole. The attacks on Law Enforcement persist unabated even after the recent grotesque targeted assassinations of eight (8) police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas. “There’s Something Disturbing About the Way Cops […]

PTSD > THE SILENT KILLER – “It Doesn’t Cure Itself”
EDITORIALS VICTIM'S CORNER

PTSD > THE SILENT KILLER – “It Doesn’t Cure Itself”

They call it the silent killer. Studies suggest ten percent (10%) of emergency responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics) suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The RCMP recently confirmed thirty-one (31) serving and retired Police Officers have committed suicide since 2006. Four of these deaths occurred within just the past year. […]

RUSHING RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK (PHOTO JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS NATIONAL NEWS

OFF DUTY WPS OFFICER SAVES DROWNING MAN FROM BRINK OF DEATH

An off duty Winnipeg Police Officer is being credited with saving the life of a man on the brink of death last Wednesday. The story was published on the kenoradailyminerandnews.com website yesterday. The article indicates three (3) vacationing Winnipegers worked together to save the life of a man who was no longer breathing […]

PTSD – The Silent Killer Exposed
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

PTSD – The Silent Killer Exposed

The numbers are frightening. A 2012 study by psychiatric researches in Brazil estimated that, worldwide, ten percent (10%) of emergency responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics) suffer from PTSD.  That number is comparable to the PTSD rate experienced by US military personnel who fought during the war in Iraq. The numbers were […]

RCMP CORP KEN BARKER
EDITORIALS

PTSD & LAW ENFORCEMENT – Emotional Trauma a Reality of the Job

The Ken Barker story is a must read for Police Officers or people considering a career in Law Enforcement. Barker’s story was eloquently told by Kevin Rollason in a Winnipeg Free Press article titled, “Mounties Answer to Pain: Suicide.” Barker (51) was a retired RCMP Corporal who recently committed suicide after suffering […]

THE DARK SIDE OF HUMANITY – A View from the Inside
EDITORIALS LAW & ORDER LOCAL NEWS

THE DARK SIDE OF HUMANITY – A View from the Inside

It turns out I wasn’t the only one perplexed by a Court of Queen’s Bench Judge’s decision to acquit an offender in a  horrific domestic violence case. Several Police Insider readers joined me expressing outrage and disgust. If you missed the story I’ll recap….. On October 21, 2009, twenty-four (24) […]

MARTIN BOUCHARD (RCMP HANDOUT)
EDITORIALS

PTSD & Police Officer Suicide – Two Dirty Secrets

Police Officer suicide is a dark subject that many people prefer to avoid. The Martin Bouchard story brought back some painful memories for me. Martin Bouchard (30) was an RCMP Officer who suffered from PTSD after working a posting in Shamatttawa, Manitoba, a troubled Indian Reservation 1,200 kilometers northeast of […]