Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Resilience (Personality trait); Stress management;
Police officers have a unique responsibility within the job. They must learn to cope with stress, adrenaline, and fear during working hours while protecting themselves as they are protecting society. Becoming burdened and overwhelmed by the stress of the job can have many consequences, including suicide attempts and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. This paper will examine primary stressors a police officer encounters on and off the job, suicide, posttraumatic stress disorder, peer support, as well as implications for counselors.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2005 Molly J. Wertz
Wertz, Molly J., "Inside the stress of a police officer's job : what mental health counselors should know" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1728.