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Code 9: Officer Needs Assistance (2015)

While we expect many of our returning war veterans to experience PTSD, we generally have little awareness of, and offer no treatment for, our police here at home. This lack of recognition and treatment has destroyed careers and families.

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This groundbreaking and powerful documentary explores the darker side of law enforcement as it tells the stories of police officers and their families who are now suffering the mental anguish of the careers they chose, which has led some many to suicide. Written by Deborah Louise Ortiz

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Law Enforcement and PTSD - A Deadly Combination







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Groundbreaking documentary film
28 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a must-see for all first responders, their families, and anyone who cares about the people who sacrifice everything for their calling. This film is the first to delve deeply into the psychology of those who lay their lives on the line to protect others, and who routinely see things that are worse than most of us can even imagine. This gives us all a peek behind the steel curtain that first responders must erect to maintain a semblance of normalcy, and to try to remain functional despite chronic and traumatic stress. Please take the time to view this excellent documentary. You will never look at your local fire, ems, or police officer in the same way after you've seen it.

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