Psychological Services

  • A New Year Morale Check-up

    Surviving low morale is a skill set in its own right and one that’s critical for a successful career and life, and the first step is honest self-assessment.

    Article • February 14th, 2013

  • Police Suicides Drop in 2012

    The Badge of Life (BOL) just released their initial report on law enforcement suicides over the past year. The good news is that the police suicide rate dropped in 2012 when compared to 2009 (the last time a study was completed). The bad news is it...

    Article • January 9th, 2013

  • 'Tis The Season To Shop 'Til You Drop

    Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

    Article • December 12th, 2012

  • Surviving the LE Burn(out)

    Professional burnout strikes all LEOs and the most important thing you need to know is you’re not the only one, so get up!

    Article • October 11th, 2012

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Excessive, Exaggerated, and Chronic Worry

    Generalized anxiety disorder is a relatively common mental illness. In the USA GAD affects 6.8 million USA adults annually (3.1% of the population.). The chance that any given person in this country will develop the disorder over a lifetime is estimated...

    Article • May 9th, 2012

  • Peeping Toms and Voyeurism Calls

    Modern technology has allowed voyeurism to evolve exponentially over the last few decades. Not only can a person be watched unknowingly in private moments, but also filmed. You may have been in your bedroom, riding up an escalator, trying on clothes in...

    Article • September 19th, 2012

  • From Cynicism to Depression

    Cynicism has a shielding effect against disappointment and being taken in by those who would mean you harm. Take it too far, however, and any benefits reaped will be overshadowed by potential peril.

    Article • April 20th, 2012

  • Claustrophobia: Are You A Victim?

    The word claustrophobia originates from the Latin word “claustrum” which means a shut in place and the Greek word “phobos” which means fear. Research has shown that approximately 6% of people suffer the disorder worldwide. However, the majority of...

    Article • April 12th, 2012

  • Cops & Depression

    Skill training for survival off the streets; knowing how to take care of yourselves and each other psychologically and emotionally is critical to maintain officer wellness and the longevity of this honorable profession.

    Article • March 29th, 2012

  • The Growing Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease

    The world’s population is aging at unprecedented rate. Starting last year 100,000 baby boomers each day are reaching age 65. Today over 5 million people are living with the Alzheimer’s disease.

    Article • February 9th, 2012

  • Type A or Type B: Which one are you?

    Are you one of those highly driven, goal-oriented, tightly focused , ambitious, controlling, competitive Type A’s? Or are you a more laid back, patient, “live-and-let-live” Type B?

    Article • February 9th, 2012

  • Violent Children: A Juvenile Justice Perspective

    Juvenile Justice professionals work with some of the most violent children. Most with serious mental health issues. What is working in the system, what is not and how can juvenile justice work with mental health to offer the best care for these children?

    Article • January 30th, 2012

  • Violent Children: A Mental Health Perspective

    Mental health professionals recognize there is a divide between themselves and juvenile justice professionals although their clientele is the same. They recognize many things are working but many things are not, as well as, understanding working...

    Article • October 24th, 2011

  • Hallucinations: The Ultimate Betrayal of the Mind

    Essentially, a hallucination is seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, or smelling something that does not exist while a person is awake and conscious.

    Article • October 13th, 2011

  • 9/11: The Grief of a Nation

    This year marks the 10thanniversary of the September 11th tragedy, and the nation still grieves. It is a date permanently etched into our memories...

    Article • September 14th, 2011

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