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Green Ribbon Policing: Recognizing and addressing trauma and the role of family in supporting officers

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The conversation revolves around the Green Ribbon Policing Campaign and its impact on police officers and their families. It also delves into the personal experiences of Sam Smith, a former police officer, and his journey with mental health challenges. The discussion highlights the need for better mental health support in policing and the role of family members in recognizing and addressing the signs of trauma.


  • The Green Ribbon Policing Campaign aims to improve mental health support for police officers and advocate for positive changes in policing.
  • Family members play a crucial role in recognizing and addressing the signs of trauma in police officers and providing support.
  • Sam’s personal journey highlights the challenges faced by police officers in dealing with mental health issues and the importance of seeking help and support.
  • Educating police officers and their families about the risks of trauma and the signs of mental health challenges is essential for early intervention and support.


  • 00:00 Introduction to Green Ribbon Policing Campaign
  • 03:03 Impact of Policing Trauma on Family Members
  • 04:27 Sam’s Personal Journey with Mental Health Challenges

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