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Men and women in the police force see the worst of humanity and their local community. They’re called upon during instances of domestic violence, abuse, drunkenness, and any threat of danger. In short, they see us at our worst, and we interact with them at our worst.
Consequently, police mental health is a growing concern.
Officer Scott Medlin was in the Marine Corps and has served in the police force since 2007. He joins us for a conversation on the Naked Gospel podcast to discuss mental health among police offers, including the depression and the increase of suicide. Officer Medlin also discusses how watching porn has become a common way to cope with the regular ugliness of work.
Scott also talks about how police officers are starving for intimacy and how meaningful connection is often replaced with sexual pleasure.
Officer Medlin takes time to describe what internal police culture currently looks like. He then gives insightful advice for men and women who serve—realistic ways to create boundaries for rest and relationship. Officer Medlin also gives advice for how civilians can support and care for civil servants.
SOME OF THE EPISODE QUESTIONS:
Is porn viewership common in the military and police force?
How common are one-night stands and hooking up?
How would you describe the police force culture?
Police see the worst of their community, how does this impact mental health for police offers?
Statistics show depression and increased cases of suicide for law enforcers, have you observed this?
What do you think needs to change for men and women police?
Who is Officer Scott Medlin?!
Scott Medlin has worked as a Police Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was in the United States Marine Corps. He also attended college. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. Once he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and earned his Bachelors Degree, Scott entered into law enforcement. Through deployments and time in law enforcement, Scott has done his best to inspire others and be a team player. Scott has helped fellow officers keep marriages together, pull through during hard financial times, overcome depression, and has provided encouragement whenever an officer needed it. He is also willing to share his mental health fights to teach others how to become aware, and overcome.
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