Suicide is society’s most preventable form of death. No matter what a person’s age maybe, suicide affects others. It is estimated that every suicide intimately affects at least 6 other people. Survivors of suicide have a significantly higher rate of suicide themselves. Law enforcement officers are often survivors of suicide. Debrief with other officers following all completed suicide calls.
About The Author:
Pamela Kulbarsh, RN, BSW has been a psychiatric nurse for over 25 years. She has worked with law enforcement in crisis intervention for the past ten years. She has worked in patrol with officers and deputies as a member of San Diego's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) and at the Pima County Detention Center in Tucson. Pam has been a frequent guest speaker related to psychiatric emergencies and has published articles in both law enforcement and nursing magazines.