Code 9 – Officer Needs Assistance takes an honest in-depth look at how the stress and trauma of police work can lead to PTSD and suicide. More Police Officers die by suicide than in the line of duty. This feature documentary takes us into the world of first responders to explore the horror of this condition and how these brave men and women are left to deal with it on their own. The film also examines the lack of care in the way most police departments handle PTSD once an Officer comes forward to admit he has a problem.
Beyond the calls of “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” is the unseen reality that US policemen and first responders are suffering in silence with PTSD due to their job stress. The deadly symptoms of PTSD are affecting every aspect of their personal lives, their family lives, and in some cases ending in suicide. This powerful documentary film details the Police Officers’ descent into depression as they feel miserable and alone. The abnormal horrific images that they witness during their career, the images most people can’t even imagine, resurface and haunt them. Family and friends don’t understand. The days grow darker and the pain doesn’t cease. These Officers need help and they’re too proud and too strong to admit it.
Genre: Documentary, Social Issues
Duration: 90 mins
Production Year: 2015