(NEW YORK POST) – Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged “help is always here” in a department-wide email to the NYPD amid an epidemic of cop suicides – just days after his wife’s signature mental health program pulled city resources from a training program for first responders because it was tied to the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter.
“Yesterday we lost our eighth NYPD officer to suicide this year,” de Blasio wrote in the email that was sent Wednesday, shortly before a ninth cop killed himself.
“I don’t have any easy answers or quick fixes,” the email continues, adding in bold, “But I want to say: help is always here. No matter how strong or tough you are, or how difficult it may be to accept, you always deserve help when you need it.”
The mayor’s nine-paragraph note discusses his own World War II veteran dad’s struggles with depression and PTSD.