Understanding Mental Illness/Disorders: LEO Overview
This course is designed to provide an overview of several common mental illnesses and disorders - how they present themselves in individuals, as well as recommendations for managing someone struggling with these illnesses or disorders.
Your law enforcement tactical training, department policies, state & local laws, and supervisor directives should all be used to guide your determination about what to do in a crisis situation. The information in this course is provided as a guideline and informational overview; every situation is unique and must be handled with discernment and respect. Academy Hour assumes no liability or responsibility for any individual's actions based on their interpretation of the content of the training courses provided here.
Being able to recognize the signs or symptoms of a particular mental illness or disorder can make a significant difference in how a situation or individual is managed. This course teaches the basics of what the most common mental disorders look like, and how best to interact with the individuals struggling with the disorder.
The following are discussed:
Amy Morgan, MSC - Director and Founder of Academy Hour, specializes in mental health for law enforcement and responders. -------------- Dr. John Duncan - PhD in Neuroscience and 27 years in law enforcement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control as Chief Agent. -------------- Byron Curtis Ph.D. F-ABFT, Chief Forensic Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – State of Oklahoma, Toxicology Laboratory Director -------------- Dr. Henry Cloud, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, Biola University. Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. -------------- Dr. Colleen Halupa is the Dean of Online Education at East Texas Baptist University. She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Management, a masters and bachelors in health care administration and is a nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist. -------------- Jessica Smith is currently a graduate student in the Human Relations Department at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a group therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years.---------------Dr. Ann Hamilton studies human communication, and writes and speaks about conflict, crisis, and culture.---------------Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice.---------------Scott Tatum, RN/EMT-P has over 20 years of flight experience as a Flight RN/Paramedic, serves as a Sheriff's Dept. SWAT Tactical Medic, and works as a Simulation Specialist/Instructor.