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Nonprofit raises awareness of seasonal depression in law enforcement

Nonprofit raises awareness of seasonal depression in law enforcement

SAVANNAH, GA (WTGS) — Seasonal affective disorder or seasonal depression can disrupt a law enforcement officer's ability to serve their community effectively.

Community Police Relations Foundation aims to spread awareness about the disorder and help the officers affected.

"They say officers with better mental health serve their community better," said Al Eskansky, founder of the Community Police Relations Foundation.

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He explains how the holidays and this time of year can affect the mental health of law enforcement personnel.

"The best way I can explain it is you know your children are home alone and you're out in the streets helping other people and many times you don't stop for a full shift, so you don't even go home and you can't even be with the family."

The nonprofit aims to strengthen the bond between officers and their community to combat seasonal depression.

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