Answering Helpline for Law Enforcement Officers in need of mental health support.
Mental Health Clinician III (Current Employee) – Piscataway, NJ – August 17, 2015
Answered Crisis phone lines for Law Enforcement Officers. Provided peer counseling, ,mental health assessment, referrals and crisis intervention requiring response to affected police departments for debriefing after disturbing events.I learned my capabilities for providing support by engagement with critical telephonic relationships. Recent application of micro-management was very disruptive and non-supportive.. Co-workers were all brother officers retired from various venue. Our mutual support was rewarding. Due to my experience and expertise i usually provided informal supervisory advice, particularly during life saving events. (Suicide threats, active addiction problems.) The hardest part of the job was non-productive staff meetings and roll calls which disrupted work flow. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with fellow workers and clear evidence that we were providing a life saving service to members of our profession...
Truly, "Making a Difference"
No on site mental health support or debriefing of staff