Monday, December 17, 2018

ABC 7: Officer suicides spur Chicago police effort to break mental health stigma

[VIDEO] Story aired earlier this week on ABC 7 about the police officer who killed herself in the parking lot of the Calumet District on 111th Street. Her family talks about her and we hear from police superintendent Eddie Johnson who said he worked with Regine Perpignan.

 I wrote about this over at The Sixth Ward in September and said, "We have to treat them better than it seems we have been recently." I'm glad to hear the steps the police plan to take to normalize the notion that police officers need help. And it's great to know that counselors will be available to officer in the various districts.