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  • Extreme Weather and Your Mood

    Harsh weather offers many dangers, and often they are psychological.

    Article • March 19th, 2014

  • Phobic Disorders: What Do You Fear?

    Under normal circumstances, fear can be managed through reason, logic and training. Normal fears do not take over our lives. To be defined as a phobia, the fear must cause some level of physical or psychological impairment.

    Article • March 12th, 2014

  • RAGE

    Anger disorders describe pathologically aggressive, violent or self-destructive behaviors symptomatic of and driven by, an underlying and chronically repressed anger or rage. Anger disorders result primarily from the long-term mismanagement of anger, a...

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • Come On, Get Happy

    As we move into a new year it is natural we look forward to where and how we can make improvements in our lives. How is your level of happiness, and is this the year to begin taking steps toward improving it?

    Article • December 18th, 2013

  • What Is Responsible Fear?

    We think about, train, and strategize for the sudden, dangerous, high-risk event all the time. But do we put ourselves at even greater risk by ignoring the everyday threats to our health and safety?

    Article • November 6th, 2013

  • Beating Boredom

    We all sometimes get bored, but it’s on you to overcome it – to take the actual steps needed to not be bored – and preferably before it does become a bigger issue.

    Article • October 16th, 2013

  • Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety

    You’re a cop. Strong, confident, and competent, anxiety can never get a hold on you, right? The truth is, even strong, confident, and competent cops can fall victim to anxiety and anxiety disorders.

    Article • September 20th, 2013

  • Is Sleepwalking Bad?

    Sleep disorders are common and are collectively called parasomnias. Quite simply, a parasomnia is an abnormal behavior that occurs during sleep. Parasomnia sleep disorders may cause abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, and perceptions.

    Article • August 14th, 2013

  • Creating GOOD Habits - Part I

    Good habits can be developed, and the bad ones eliminated. You just need a plan for permanence.

    Article • July 17th, 2013

  • Upping Our Game on Mental Illness

    Law enforcement has an integral part to play - more integral than we maybe want to admit - when it comes to mental illness and community response. It’s time we embrace the role more fully, and “up our game” to better serve and protect.

    Article • June 19th, 2013

  • Blood Alcohol Levels and Blackouts

    Alcohol can interfere with the brain’s ability to form new memories. As the amount of alcohol consumed increases, so does the magnitude of the memory impairments.

    Article • June 12th, 2013

  • Law Enforcement and the Mentally Ill

    We in law enforcement are charged with both defending the rights of the mentally ill and ensuring public safety. How we manage both responsibilities will likely be a shifting paradigm in this modern era and we must think creatively to meet the challenge.

    Article • May 17th, 2013

  • OCD Info for Law Enforcement

    Your partner is driving you crazy. Every time you leave the car he remotely locks and unlocks the doors repeatedly. In the car, everything has its place. Deviation of more than ¼” results in a readjustment. He dusts his perfectly polished shoes after...

    Article • March 13th, 2013

  • Morale Check-Up Pt II - Picking Your Battles

    Knowing how to triage those things that batter away at our morale helps us maintain perspective; not everything is critical or needs to be handled with the same urgency, and some things we can just let go, while others demand immediate action.

    Article • March 6th, 2013

  • Law Enforcement and Autism

    Calls related to an autistic individual can be challenging at best. Recognizing autism, understanding the risks, and learning methods of interaction is critical for a successful crisis resolution.

    Article • February 15th, 2013

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