We Care – Mental Health Resources
We Care by the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial is a movement designed to provide awareness for our law enforcement officers who are experiencing emotional distress. Studies have shown more officers die by suicide than from gunfire and traffic accidents combined. The goal of We Care is to bring about awareness and let these heroes know they are not alone.
|On June 16, 2020, the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act (Public Law 116-143) became law, which requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to submit to Congress and publish on its website, within two years, a report on suicides and attempted suicides within law enforcement agencies.|
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
If you think that you may be suffering from depression or are thinking about suicide, you need to get help now.
On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline became the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
For assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 988, text 988 or chat 988. The number (800) 273-8255 will always remain available.
|The month of September is designated as National Suicide Prevention Month and since 2020, the National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day is September 26.|
• Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
• Institute for Responder Wellness: (877) 470-5180
• 1stHelp.net | • BLUE H.E.L.P | • IDOH Suicide Prevention
• Indiana Suicide Prevention Resources
In the heartfelt video, “I Reached Out”, four Chicago police officers share deeply personal stories about their struggles with depression and suicide.
Their message to fellow officers … you are not alone.
– Credit: Chicago Police Department
Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial is not a provider of healthcare services and does not provide any advice, treatment or care.
The resources listed on this website are for information purposes only and are not to be taken as medical referrals.