Unacceptably high rates of stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and divorce have plagued the law enforcement profession for decades. Ask most police officers, firefighters, paramedics, prison guards, and anyone associated with police wellness and they will tell you “everything is fine.” Yet the rate of police suicide continues to climb because of the profession’s stigma against seeking help. Officers embrace their responsibility “to preserve and protect” by taking care of others … but who is taking care of them?
Hear from Dr. Ron Rufo, author, speaker, and a highly decorated, 22-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, explain why emotional wellness is as essential as officers’ tactical training. Topics shared from his session and book Breaking the Barrier, offer strategies to achieve and maintain emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness throughout an officer’s career. Several attendees will be randomly selected to win a free copy of Dr. Rufo’s book, Breaking the Barrier.