The Chicago Police Department put out a video last year urging officers to seek mental health assistance if they are suffering from PTSD or any other issues as a result of stresses from their job. In the video, two officers dramatize a scene in which one appears to be considering suicide. [screenshot via CPD on YouTube]

Representatives of police and firefighters — accompanied by those who have had family members die by suicide while working as a first responder — asked lawmakers for more assistance with mental health resources for their ranks on Wednesday, which was also World Mental Health Day.

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