The websites and articles listed on this page provide excellent background information.
•“I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know” (Kirschman)
•“I Love a Fire Fighter: What the Family Needs to Know” (Kirschman)
Blue: A Documentary
Blue is a documentary that demonstrates how the Philadelphia Police Department has made strides in addressing the stigmas often associated with officer mental health and suicide in the policing profession and prioritized the wellbeing of its officers. It illustrates how the department is approaching these sensitive topics head on by creating an environment and support structure that proactively helps officers and encourages them to openly address any problems they might be having with on or off-the-job stressors.