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Mental Health at Forefront of New Police Wellness Program

Publication Date: Jun 30, 2022

The New Castle County, Delaware, Police Department has initiated a new holistic wellness officer program to help staff address mental health issues. Studies show that police officers face higher risk of mental illness because of repeated high-stress exposure. This federally-funded program provides services such as trauma-informed yoga sessions and calming centered meditation practices to its recipients.


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