Crime Lab Chicago Police Department Kicks Off Two-Day Mental Health Summit; ‘We Are Here To End Officer Suicides’
CBS Chicago / June 12, 2019
By Audrina Bigos
CHICAGO (CBS) — Three Chicago police officers have died by suicide this year, and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are seeking more mental health treatment for police and other emergency responders.
Johnson welcomed more than 100 mental health professionals from around the nation to Chicago on Wednesday to talk about ways to support officers, and help them maintain mental wellness.
“We are here to end officer suicides,” Johnson said. “The goal is to eliminate suicide throughout the department. Now it’s a lofty goal, but I believe it’s one that is worth striving for.”