WARNING - THIS JOB MY IMPACT YOUR LIFE!In January, 2018, the President signed H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, into law.
The law develops training for mental health providers that will be specific to law enforcement needs, makes grants available, and supports law enforcement officers by studying the effectiveness of crisis hotlines and annual mental health checks.
The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 will work to change the culture our officers face when dealing with mental illnesses.
The Benefit Trust Fund, along with CDCR and the CCPOA and are taking an active role in promoting mental health for all our members. Starting in March we are relaunching a series of free events we’re calling “Mental Health Awareness.” The events will focus on help and assistance to our fellow officers who may be facing mental hard-ships.
We will have speakers from CDCR, Benefit Trust Fund, Kaiser, Blue Shield of California, The California Chaplain Corps, financial counseling and more.
The warning sign says it all - and the impact can be huge. It effects everybody in some way, and it takes its toll on you, your partner, family members and co-workers. It’s something that people don't want to talk about, let alone admit that it affects them.
We want to change that. If you learn to spot the signs, you can be the one that helps your partner or yourself.
We’ll be sending out post cards letting you know the dates and locations of the events nearest you. And because we are COs too, we’ll make sure you get plenty of free food – we’ll provide a continental breakfast, a full lunch and some nice swag for those in attendance. In addition, members that RSVP through the website will receive a speaker cooler donated by Blue Shield of California and all in attendance will be entered into a drawing for an Apple watch donated by Ferrone and Ferrone.
We’re kicking things off this March in San Diego, and will finish up at Pelican Bay. Keep an eye on your mail, and we'll let you know when we will be in your area.
Employee Health & Wellness provides peer support and employee wellness programs to CDCR staff, as well as policy and testing support to the department.
Special Thanks to All our Partners
Blue Shield of California
California Chaplain Corps
Ferone & Ferone
MySecureAdvantage Financial Services
Desert Waters Correctional Oasis
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