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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

Three NYPD officers have died by suicide in less than 10 days

(CNN)Three members of the New York Police Department have died by suicide in less than 10 days, Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said Friday.

Last week, a respected chief and an experienced detective died within 24 hours of one another, O'Neill said. Friday, a "promising 29-year-old police officer with six years on the job" died behind the NYPD precinct in Staten Island, where he worked, the commissioner said.

"This is a mental-health crisis. And we -- the NYPD and the law enforcement profession as a whole -- absolutely must take action," O'Neill said in a statement. "This cannot be allowed to continue. Cops spend so much of their days assisting others. But before we can help the people we serve, it is imperative that we first help ourselves."

This week, O'Neill asked members to "connect yourself or your friends and colleagues to the assistance that is so close by. We must take care of each other. We must address the issue -- now --- because it will not go away on its own. We must speak out. And we must end this crisis, together."



https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/nypd-third-suicide/index.html

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:51 AM

1. That is truly very alarming.

I wonder if the deaths were linked in any meaningful way.

May they find in death the peace that evaded them in life.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:56 AM

2. I suspect if they dig deeper

that NYPD officers are suffering the same stresses that are pushing middle aged men to take their lives in record numbers.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:01 AM

3. isn't there a new treatment for PTSD?

It's been in the news.

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