The work of a correctional officer is difficult and affects the mental health of many of us. We work in unique and sometimes stressful, even traumatic working conditions.
If you or one of your colleagues suffers from psychological issues, we strongly recommend that you seek help. Here is a non-exhaustive list of websites, references, applications, and other mental health resources. If you have any problems, concerns, or questions on the subject, don’t hesitate to use these resources and take care of yourself before taking care of others. You are the most important person to take care of yourself.
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
PSP Mental Health Support Services
PSPNET (now accepting PSP residing in NNB, NS, PEI, Quebec, and Saskatchewan who are interested in therapist-guided ICBT.
CAPS Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Newly Institute
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Talk Suicide Canada
Boots on the Ground