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Cops Suffer From PTSD at an Alarming Rate During the Holiday Season & Beyond

December 21, 2019

EndPTSD's TTMPT.Org a Registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit is Launching their #GivingHolidays Fundraiser and Heightened Awareness Campaign for Police Officers Across the US Suffering From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Holiday's present a unique set of problems for cops who suffer from PTSD. While most people feel Joyful around the Holiday Season, Those With PTSD May Suffer From A Lack Of Joy. This Puts Additional Stress On Their Lives When Dealing With Work and Their Home-life. The Result Can Be Devastating and Possibly Lead To, Overreactions at Work & Home, Along With Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Self Harm.

• Police on duty experience different degrees of trauma that can lead to PTSD.
• This year alone 212 officers in the US have committed suicide.
• There are approximately 1 million police officers throughout the US and close to 240,000 of them have PTSD.
• Roughly 330,000 have partial symptoms that can eventually lead to PTSD if not properly addressed.

PTSD can happen from one extreme traumatic situation or from exposure to many stressful incidents over time. These pressures in some officers may lead to physical and mental health problems that could result in overwhelming anxiety, depression, phobias, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, destructive behavior; such as domestic violence, alcoholism, eating disorders, prescription drug abuse and unintentional overreactions on the job with peers and the public.

With End PTSD’s, TTMPT (Talk To Me Post Tour) peer facilitator program, officers can anonymously communicate with trained, active and retired law enforcement volunteers to get the help they need to process, share, talk through what they’ve experienced and de-stress without fear of losing their status at work or job. If need be, those who are in crisis would be referred to professional therapists for further treatment.

We are asking for those who benefit from the hard work and protection that our police provide to please donate to the End PTSD’s TTMPT.org program so our police officers across the US get the help they need — to remain healthy while protecting our great nation during this holiday season and beyond.

About End PTSD's TTMPT.org

Developed “By Police, For Police, With Police”. EndPTSD's Post Tour Processing is an independent not-for-profit group of committed and concerned retired police officers and police professionals, formed to address a gap in the services available for law enforcement. It was the Executive Board of TTMPT who identified and developed the anonymous preventive program to make available a viable solution for police officers that would not otherwise have a place to support each other during a time of overwhelming stress.

Lead Executive Board Members:

Robyn Cannariato, Retired police officer from the Early Intervention Unit, where she provided peer counseling and became the founding Director of Cop Care.
Chris Hetherington
23+ years in the New York City Police Department, including the Department’s Early Intervention Unit. Since retiring as a Deputy Inspector, Chris became the former Deputy Commissioner of Homeland Security Liaison at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) and the former Chief of Staff at the New York City Police Pension Fund.
Dennis McCreight,
A highly decorated recently retired Lieutenant from the New York City Police Department, leveraging 20+ years in investigation, management and law enforcement. He was the Commanding Officer of the Brooklyn South Homicide Task Force in addition to multiple precinct detective squads throughout NYC. He is also a recipient of 'The Medal of Valor'.
Timothy Whitcomb
Timothy Whitcomb is the Sheriff for the Cattaraugus County Sheriff Office in Western New York and serves as a Board Member for TTMPT (Talk To Me Post Tour). He is currently serving his 28th year in Law Enforcement, where he spent 7 years working major crimes in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. It was in this role that he was recognized as the Blue and Gold Officer of the Year in October 2000.

Additional Executive Board Members:
Philip Schoppmann
Charles L’Hommedieu Jr.
James H. Banish
Jerry Leary
David Grand

For more info please go to: https://ttmpt.com
To Donate go to: https://ttmpt.orgFacebook Matching Donations: https://www.facebook.com/donate/830535457386599/
Extra Donation Page: https://endptsd.rallybound.org/giving-tuesday/Donat

For more info please go to: TTMPT.org

Robyn Cannariato
(516) 480-3579

John Shields Detective Agency
310 Fifth Avenue / 6th Fl.
New York New York
Attn: TTMPT.org

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