The psychosocial support team from the General Service Unit held counseling sessions with officers at Lokori Field Camp in Turkana East Sub-County, Northern Kenya.
The counselling services are part of mental health outreach program undertaken by the National Police Service (NPS).
The team reminded officers of the sacrosanct responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of the people.
Cases related to Work-related challenges and stress at individual and group levels were attended to.
One of the take-home messages for officers was the emphasis that sharing one's struggle in confidence is not a sign of weakness but one of inner strength and resilience.
The team led by the Incharge GSU Headquarters Health Services, Mr. Julius Munyagia ASP, comprised Bishop Hosea Tunayo, Charles Obonyo, Joseph Thuita, and Imam Shemote Athman, among other counselors and spiritual leaders.
"We encourage officers who may be going through seemingly insurmountable challenges to always reach out to the Counselling and Psychosocial departments for support," said NPS.
The counselling came amid the rising cases of suicide among police officers. In the last two weeks, at least three officers died by suicide.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.