Police suicides: Why we don’t talk about them, and how to help

The suicide deaths of four police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has put a spotlight on a long-standing problem of police suicide. Research shows that more police officers die by suicide than in the line of duty, and the rate is going up. 

More: Washington Post: Opinion: Suicide is not just a problem for officers who defended the Capitol. It’s a crisis for all police.



  • Robert E. Douglas - founder of National Police Suicide Foundation
  • Heidi Kar - principal advisor at The Education Development Center