Cop Claims NYPD Mental Health Program Is A Publicity Stunt

Cop Claims NYPD Mental Health Program Is A Publicity Stunt


. AN OFFICER SAYS HE IS EXPOSING THE TRUTH. CLAIMING THE NYPD’S MISSION TO HELP OFFICERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IS A PUBLICITY STUNT. MAINTAINING HELP IS BEING OFFERED, BUT COULD IT BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. Reporter: 40-YEAR-OLD JONATHAN AND HIS HUSBAND ARE IN THE MIDST OF MOVING OUT OF NEW YORK CITY. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING, I WANT TO FEEL LIKE I’M ACTUALLY OFF. Reporter: FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS, HE SAYS HE HAS FELT UNDER PRESSURE PATROLLING MANHATTAN WHILE ALSO DEALING WITH HIS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT STARTED WHEN HE WAS A MARINE IN IRAQ. KIND OF STAYED WITH ME. Reporter: EPIDEMIC OF OFFICER SUICIDES WITHIN THE NYPD NYPD, 10 ALONE THIS YEAR, HE THOUGHT IT WAS FINALLY SAFE TO TELL THEM ABOUT HIS ANXIETY AND PTSD, BUT WITH AN INTERVIEW, HE SAYS IT WAS THE WRONG MOVE. IF I KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT, I WOULD BE ON IF RIGHT PATH. Reporter: SAYING THE NYPD DOESN’T CARE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, HE CLAIMS HER ALL ABOUT SAVING FACE. IT’S LIES. THEY WANT TO COVER THEMSELVES. Reporter: IN AUGUST HE SAYS HE WAS PUBLICLY STRIPPED OF HIS GUN AND PLACED ON DESK DUTY FOR TELLING THE DEPARTMENT HE WAS ON PRESCRIBED ANTEDEPRESSANT MEDICINE. I HAD TO TELL PEOPLE WHY I WAS OUT. I WAS ASHAMED. Reporter: HE SAYS THE NYPD HAS NO CONCRETE PLAN TO PUT HIM BACK ON PATROL. BUT FINDING OTHER NYPD OFFICERS IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS IS HIS MOTIVATION. I GIVE YOU CREDIT. YOU SPEAK UP BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE KNOWN FOR, TO BACK STAB, THE MOMENT YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU OR YOUR FAMILY, THEY STIGMATIZE YOU AND THAT’S WHAT THE DEPARTMENT IS KNOWN FOR. Reporter: WE ASKED COMMISSIONER JAMES O’NEALE. IF HE ENDURED THAT, I’M SORRY HE WENT THROUGH THAT EXPERIENCE. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS, WE ARE TRYING TO MOVE HELP AND EARTH TO HELP THEM TAKE SERVICES. BASED ON CAREFUL EVALUATION, RECENTLY THE NYPD LAUNCHED AN UPGRADED PEER TO PEER SUPPORT SYSTEM, BUT HE SAYS THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. OUR PERSONA IS TO BE TOUGH AND THE ONLY THING WE KNOW IS TO BE PUNISHED. Reporter: TO GET INTO THE NYPD, CANDIDATES MUST PASS ORAL AND WRITTEN PSYCHOLOGICAL

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  • Flat Earth Preacher

    lmao to funny

  • GENERAL GRAND SIRE SHOCKDELL

    It's not the minute you open your mouth …. It's the moment you didn't !

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    Just, a few points. Even if a self respondent indicates they don’t have thoughts of harming themselves or others doesn’t necessarily mean that’s correct. Some of the people involved with this program and that helped start it 100% intend for it to be significantly more than just a marketing campaign from my understanding though I’m no expert. I’m not sure how their system works specifically but consistent with risk practices they may have other information that indicates the best risk management genuinely out of an abundance of caution would be to at least temporary change things. It can take a moment to figure out what exactly is going on and how to best respond similarly to how there is a response time to 911 calls. That’s part of what it is. It isn’t necessarily even stigma per say it’s literally just a fact that when dealing with a diminished mental health situation or crisis at a given moment in time people may need to step back for a second, change the working environment, remove weapons, etc. obviously this is HIGHLY nuanced, the us and many other countries don’t have exactly the best track record of managing these issues at the moment but for many it’s somewhat improving with a lot still to do, and this is a profoundly understudied segment in an actual academic way compared to its significance given known information. That is part of what makes it difficult and it’s also just fundamentally one of the most difficult problems human society faces. You aren’t going to escalate somebody’s privileges/responsibilities/risk/etc if they’re compromised the same way you arent you going to task somebody who has just been shot in the leg with hauling the main rations/ammo pack if its at all avoidable. Doesn’t mean that’s permanent or will hold you back once it’s dealt with. You might someday heal the leg and be able to carry more, faster and farther than your battle buddy but at that exact time you need to make a tactical decision. It isn’t necessarily and often isn’t at all the fault of the person dealing with that and hopefully that perspective changes as people begin to understand. It’s going to likely be unavoidable going forward. Many studies indicate there’s probably an incidence rate of mental health issues unreported in excess of 50-60% of the US routinely. It could be significantly higher. We were a species whose kings/queens/supposed luminaries etc that for thousands of years and up to only a few hundred years ago all thought earth was unquestionably flat and literally everything revolved around earth even prior to many of the modern problems/environments. Putting it mildly we don’t exactly need anything extra to help humans be disconnected from fact, reality and yet that is what we’re dealing with and it’s a highly interconnected co dependent world making it surprisingly unlikely that an issue in the us wouldn’t negatively effect people internationally in significant ways. If the highest ranked of society back then in comparably simpler times were saying this sort of thing most humans don’t exactly have much to stand on as far as saying they’re mentally more sane than thou. I mean President Obama was a crazy black man according to his detractors who would completely destroy the country. As far as I can tell america is still a thing. President trump is a crazy orange man that will destroy the country according to his detractors. Surprisingly.. 3 years later America is still a thing. Numerous billionaires when they were in their early years starting out in business were all considered or derided as crazy. Some still are. 🤷‍♂️ Just start with the Declaration of Independence and that every American fundamentally has the inalienable right to their life and work from there if your compass starts going all over the place or you feel like your gps directions are off. 🧭 Civilian, military or LE it’s the same deal. Young kids in high schools are having things run most can’t fathom causing a lot of the <25 violence and school shootings for example. Don’t be a “useful idiot” weaponized against your own communities regardless of who you are or your job. Make some noise that you need help and explain the problem as best you can honestly. It’s much more difficult to dispatch medics if nobody calls it out or radios. There are people listening and working to improve it even if it’s at the moment still way too little too slow and a little uphill. It isn’t hopeless. Be vigilant.

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  • Bobby Bonilla

    He's not lying i feel like every cop that committed suicide was apart of a bigger conspiracy

  • Mandy Lynn

    I think he’s right and also feel bad for him for getting PTSD fighting Israeli wars

  • Robert Williams

    I feel bad for this guy but honestly I dont know what he expects the department to do. I mean he has to be stripped of his gun if he's taken certain meds and as far as I know if you can't carry a gun you can't be a cop. Certain illness, injuries, afflictions will disqualify you from being a Police Officer. That's just the way it is. I dont know enough about his case but I'm not sure the NYPD handled or wrong.

  • Phillips Watson

    😱NO ONE EXEMPT FROM MENTAL HEALTH INCLUDING DOCTORS!!!
    THE STORMS OF LIFE CAN BEAT YOU DOWN!!! SMDH

  • J M

    Husband? Oh nah…

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