Axon launches ‘Family First’ mental health program

The training module aims to educate family members about how to help loved ones in law enforcement and corrections who may be struggling


By Suzie Ziegler 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bodycam provider Axon announced Thursday the launch of its “Family First” program, which aims to educate family members in the mental health struggles of their loved ones in law enforcement and corrections.  

According to a release, the program is “a collection of human interest stories from those impacted by the profession” and mental health resources meant to educate law enforcement members and their families about the realities of mental health in policing. 

The program is managed by Axon’s philanthropic division, Axon Aid, and includes personal testimonials with former first responders and tips from expert psychologists. Organizers say they hope the program will help family members "spot the signs" for their loved ones in law enforcement who may be struggling silently. 

Axon is also providing virtual scenario-based training modules for any family member to use anonymously, according to the release.

 

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