New Mental Health Program for El Paso Sheriff’s Office Officers: A Step Towards Supporting Those Who Serve and Protect

El Paso County Commissioners Set to Decide on Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Program Vote

El Paso Sheriff’s Office Proposes Mental Health Program for Officers

In a significant step towards prioritizing the mental health of law enforcement officers in El Paso, Sheriff Richard D. Wiles has proposed a mental health program for officers. The program, which aims to offer individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies, is set to be presented to Commissioners Court for approval.

The initiative is a collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc., and will provide specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy to support the mental well-being of Sheriff’s Office personnel. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

If approved, the program will be in operation from March 2024 through March 2025. This is an essential step towards providing support and resources to those who serve and protect the community on a daily basis. It is crucial that we recognize the importance of mental health and take proactive steps to ensure that law enforcement officers have access to the resources they need.

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