Honoring the Service of Law Enforcement Officers Who Died by Suicide
We believe that officers who suffer emotional injuries should be recognized and their service to the community honored.
We believe it’s time to put names and faces to the men and women who have died because their emotional injuries became too much to bear.
We believe it’s time to support the families who have lost loved ones to those injuries.
We believe in the saying, “It is not how they died that mattered, it is how they lived”.
Verified Suicides to Date
2018 – 72
2017 – 154
2016 – 138
It is the mission of Blue H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, assist officers in their search for healing, and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues.
Method of Death
Confidentially tell us about law enforcement suicide. Unless granted permission by the family, the information is used only to total the number of police and corrections officers that die by suicide. Collecting this data is important, we need to show that this is a problem year after year. Without factual information, no change can be made.
We don’t want to talk you down from the edge, we want to keep you away from it. That’s why we’re holding regional conferences and assisting whenever asked.
We’ve created a searchable database dedicated to finding emotional, financial, and spiritual assistance for first responders. It is free and easy use, and completely confidential. We provide FREE wallet cards, just ask. Let us know how many and where to send them, you’ll have them in days. It’s a small reminder that there are people who care and want to help. Don’t go it alone and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
…and a little honesty.
We aren’t going to pretend that it’s easy or pretty. It’s not. We’ll help people see the extent of the problem as creatively and honestly as we can. This image is just the beginning.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Blue H.E.L.P. would not be able to succeed without the help of individual and corporate donations. We are grateful for each and every donation.