• Najwa Awad, LCSW-C

The Secret Killer of Our Police Force

Updated: Jul 19, 2019



I’ve learned a lot about what it’s like to be a police officer from my sister, who has been an officer for a few years now. My sister and I are close and while I’m proud of the profession she has chosen, in the back of my mind I do worry about her safety. We have had a number of conversations about the recent police shootings and violence across the country, and based on these I feel there is a major component of this discussion that many people are missing when talking about police brutality–  the mental health of the police officers.


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