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Excellence in public safety requires a workforce with good mental health practices and departments that support mental health as a priority.

The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust has developed this toolkit to help our members address issues of public safety mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due to the nature of your job duties, public safety personnel may be at increased risk of developing PTSD. PTSD and other mental health conditions are treatable, and in many cases, preventable.

Lora Setter, a former law enforcement officer, is available to help answer your questions regarding public safety mental health programs, current trends, and legislative efforts. Lora can be reached at lsetter@yatirimhesabi.net or (612) 248-9551.

Get public safety mental health hotline numbers here

YOUR TOOLKIT TOPICS

Wellness is a Process

Information on wellness and its relationship to mental health.
Pocket wellness guides available

Keeping your Department Well

Concepts and practices that leaders can embrace.

Mental Health Strategies

Offerings that your department can consider.

Peer Support Standards and Training

Guidelines and samples for establishing a peer support program.

Trauma, Stress, and Mental Health Responses and Reactions

Overview of early intervention tips and trauma-related outcomes.

It’s Treatable

Information about effective treatment of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

Suicide & Prevention

Information on addressing and preventing crisis.

Human Resources Considerations

Practical discussion of relevant legal concepts.

Acknowledgments

People, resources, and organizations that contributed.