When God Grants Wishes…

By Ti Mahoney Blair

11:11 is the time to make wishes, so when 11:11 comes, wishes she makes.  Twice a day if she’s lucky. But only if she catches it by accident.  If you stare and watch the clock turn, it doesn’t count.  Old OCD number associations die hard and this is just one that stayed. Trying hard not to wish for herself but for those she loves or hates.  Never a bad wish.  A wish for forgiveness, transformation, love, understanding or health.  On 11/11, even better to catch Wish Time.  Do the wishes double?  Or does some cosmic explosion happen, setting off a time lapsed practical joke?  One push and the wheel sets in motion.

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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

By Safe Call Now Admin

For many people, mental health disorders and addiction are two very separate problems. However, we know today that substance use disorders and mental illness are often synonymous with one another.

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Police Stress…

By Anthony Loomis, University of Oklahoma

Research Problem Statement

Law enforcement has one of the highest rates of suicide in the United States.  This is an ongoing problem with no end in sight.  As long as there are traumatic events, there will be police suicide because we have not given officers the tools needed to handle what they deal with daily.  There are many things that play into the suicide of officers including outside stressors, bureaucratic stressors, and internal stressors.  Stack (2001) states that law enforcement suicide rates are some of the most studied in literature.  This paper will identify the stressors that are prevalent in law enforcement that make them more likely to commit suicide and will analyze the biology, psychology, and social aspects associated with suicide in police officers.  It is important for law enforcement officers to know and understand that they often are the first line of intervention when peers are exposed to trauma (Chapin, M., Brannen, S. J., Singer, M. I., & Walker, M., 2008).

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