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Deputies attend Officer Suicidal Awareness Training

09/24/2020

This week Wagoner County Deputies and surrounding Law Enforcement agencies have been participating in Officer Suicide Awareness training at the Wagoner Civic Center. The training is being hosted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Thompson.

This training educated law enforcement on how to identify and cope with the stress that is experienced by law enforcement on a daily basis. This year to date there have been 128 suicides involving law enforcement personnel in the United States. The class covered subjects such as Cumulative Career Traumatic Stress (CCTS), Acute PTSD, suicidal ideations, depression, communication with peers, critical incidents, demands of the career, among many other subjects.

If you are personally experiencing suicidal ideations or know someone who is, you can get assistance! There are numerous options available to assist you with some support. Here are a few options available:

1. Mental Health America Hotline:
Text MHA to 741741. Mental Health America is a nationwide organization that provides assistance through this text line. You will be linked to someone who can guide you through a crisis or just provide information. National Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-8255.

2. Creoks Mental Health Services
www.creoks.org
(918) 485-0242

3. Grand Lake Mental Health Services
http://www.glmhc.net
918-825-1405 ext.2973

4. COPES
https://www.fcsok.org/services/crisis-services/
918-744-4800

5. Help-In-Crisis
http://www.okdrs.org/guide/help-crisis-inc
918-456-1868

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