An internal report has just been released on the RCMP’s suicide prevention program, as a follow-up the suicide of an officer in 2016.
The report says a national study should look into the work and life factors that put members’ mental health at risk, and should find out whether members “are succumbing to mental illness for endemic reasons within the control of or further influence by the employer.”
The report also calls for a strategy to better detect symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and to improve training to teach Mounties to recognize warning signs in themselves and their colleagues.
It also recommends increased aftercare support for staff when someone in a detachment dies.CBC
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