Former Chicago Officer On Police Suicides: ‘They See A Significant Amount Of Trauma’

Former Chicago Officer On Police Suicides: ‘They See A Significant Amount Of Trauma’
Chicago police officers attend a graduation and promotion ceremony at Navy Pier on November 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Former Chicago Officer On Police Suicides: ‘They See A Significant Amount Of Trauma’
Chicago police officers attend a graduation and promotion ceremony at Navy Pier on November 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Chicago Officer On Police Suicides: ‘They See A Significant Amount Of Trauma’

Last year the number of police officers who killed themselves was higher than the number who died in the line of duty. In Chicago, the issue of police suicide is particularly staggering. Since last July, at least five officers have killed themselves, and now there may be a sixth death.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Carrie Steiner, a retired Chicago police officer, psychologist and owner of the First Responders Wellness Center in Lombard, Illinois.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.