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Millions of Americans struggle with diagnosable anxiety disorders. However, the feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear that characterize anxiety occur normally in nearly all individuals. While these feelings may seem difficult to shake, the following steps can provide quick coping solutions. *Note: For those suffering with diagnosable or severe anxiety disorders, coping with stress can…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Joe Smydo and Rich Lord Responding to a 911 call of a man trying to force his sister from an apartment, Pittsburgh police encountered Ian Bankert on a Lawrenceville street and repeatedly ordered him to stand still so they could speak with him. He remained quiet and “kept walking like I wasn’t…

A new style of training for police recruits emphasizes techniques to better de-escalate conflict situations. BURIEN, WASH. — The police recruits arrived in pairs in the woods outside Seattle. For days, they had been calming their minds through meditation and documenting life’s beauty in daily journals. Mindful and centered, they now faced a test: a…

CAMDEN – A Camden County Police officer was honored Monday at the department’s Camden headquarters for his work to reduce bullying and violence at city schools. Lt. Jeremy Merck received the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of Honor from the nonprofit of the same name on Monday. “Lt. Merck exemplifies the vision and mission of promoting a nonviolent and…

Police officers in New Jersey are 30 percent more likely to commit suicide than the general population — and the numbers appear to be getting worse despite state programs designed to help officers. The troubling police suicide statistics are back under the spotlight after news Tuesday that the Sayreville police officer who had been found…

By Michael Hill Correspondent Camden County Police Officer Sean McMahon has felt compelled to use his department-issued taser twice. Once on a knife wheedling emotionally disturbed man. He said, “Anytime you can resort to saving someones life and not having to use force is a win for us. The best part about it is he…

By Cristina Rojas | For NJ.com  January 27, 2016 at 9:20 PM  TRENTON — For the past eight years, Richard White has lived under an  overpass near the train tracks — through every season, undaunted by  snowstorms and heat waves. He has coats hanging from the metal supports,  cans and jars of food scattered throughout and suitcases,…

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Englewood Police Officer Adolfo Gutierrez, a CIT-NJ Center of  Excellence Graduate and now CIT-NJ Instructor, rescued a 66-year-old city man who shot  himself in his car in an apparent suicide attempt across from Englewood police  headquarters. Officer Adolfo Gutierrez was flagged down by a citizen who spotted the victim bleeding  from the…

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