Overcoming the Stigma
Overcoming the Stigma
At Academy Hour, we have a goal of overcoming the stigma associated with mental health. Officers experience a lot of difficult, disturbing situations, and they should not have to fear for their job security because they ask for help.
This weekly snippet-video series sends the ongoing message to officers & leadership that seeking help will make officers stronger, healthier, and more resilient - which results in safer outcomes.
52 weeks of video messages are included in this course series, totaling 12 hours of training for the year. This gradual, consistent, ongoing saturation of the mental health topics will help officers & their leaders begin to value the importance of using mental health resources to stay strong and safe on the job.
12 CEU hours / mental health
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.