If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resourcesDeputy Chief Steven Silks, 62, was just days away from retirement when he was found dead on June 5 in Queens. Silks served the department for nearly 39 years and was described as one of the “most capable and most dependable” cops in the department by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill last week.Please share the message. It could save a life. #StopSuicide pic.twitter.com/e6RTk1FVbP“You cannot internalize this, this is something that needs to be spoken about,” Monahan said.Doha Madani is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. Monahan acknowledged that some officers may fear that using department resources to discuss their mental health struggles may adversely affect their career. The chief encouraged those officers to speak to family or seek help externally instead.Calabrese was a homicide detective in Brooklyn South and a 37-year veteran of the department. He also served as the chairman for the board of trustees for the Detectives’ Endowment Association, according to NBC New York.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan released a video on Twitter where he called conversations about mental health “imperative” as law enforcement officers around the country struggle with suicide.Continuing the conversation on mental health couldn’t be more important. I want every member of the NYPD to know:
🔹you have options
🔹the department is here for you
🔹seeking help will not adversely affect your careerA New York police officer killed himself Friday, marking the third officer to die by suicide since last week.O’Neill urged officers to speak to someone and seek help through department resources.

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