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Blue Line, The Podcast: A dive into mental health research

December 14, 2023  By Brittani Schroeder

Mental health is a topic Blue Line, The Podcast has looked at before, and as much talk as there has been in law enforcement about removing the stigma of seeking help, it still exists.

In this episode, editor Brittani Schroeder is joined by Chief Mental Health Officer Derek Sienko to talk about the mental health challenges faced by police officers, and where the change might need to come from. Derek is a certified police chaplain who holds a Master’s in Military Psychology. He is also a certified Canadian vocational rehabilitation professional, a Return-To-Work and disability management professional, and a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder survivor.

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