CONTACT: Victor Landa, 210-884-3429
SAN ANTONIO (October 11, 2022) –Final week a San Antonio police officer tragically misplaced his life by his personal hand. That is the latest of a variety of related tragedies up to now months.
Our deepest condolences go to the officer’s household and survivors.
These tragedies underscore the acute psychological and emotional stress that first responders dwell with every day. It additionally places a highlight on the necessity for higher psychological well being look after police and firefighters.
The primary response is to take care of the well-being of the survivors and household, however well-being ought to start with prevention.
As a citizen of San Antonio, member of the Metropolis Council and chair of the Council’s Public Security Committee I’m dedicated to make sure that first responders obtain the psychological well being care they deserve – for his or her security and the security of the neighborhood.
Within the coming weeks the Public Security Committee will focus on methods to make sure first responder psychological well being for a more healthy, safer neighborhood. As stewards of the general public belief the Committee will concentrate on figuring out, funding, and providing the simplest and applicable psychological well being assist.
Should you or somebody is in disaster and wishes assist, inform somebody who may also help straight away. Name 988, the hotline is a 24-hour free service which presents confidential assist for individuals in misery, in addition to prevention and disaster sources.