Usher, L., Friedhoff, S., Cochran, S., and Pandya, A. (2016). Preparing for the Unimaginable: How Chiefs Can Safeguard Officer Mental Health Before and After Mass Casualty Events. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
This monograph is comprised of three parts: Why Mental Wellness Matters to You and Your Agency; Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event; and Managing a Mass Casualty Event and Its Aftermath. The last section includes case studies of first responders who experienced negative mental health effects as a result of traumatic experiences, and helpful handouts.