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| Published: December 28, 2021

Psychological Coping for the Management of Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Police

Dr. Gopal Ch. Mahakud

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jaspreet Kaur

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shivani Arora

Ph.D Scholar, Indira Gandhi National Open University  (IGNOU), New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.151.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.151

ABSTRACT

In many mechanisms of media, it is also noticed that there are a number of cases of suicide and/or homicide due to overwhelming, stress and depression in the Indian setting.   Some of the major threat full situation, the police personnel deal with in their daily work life is combating the criminal and prevention of the crimes, police patrolling, crime scene investigation, threats from the antisocial, terrorist, and political pressures lead police life towards anxiety, stress, and depression.  In the Indian setting policing is divided into some major categories such as Civil/General, Traffic, and Central armed police. Although the work profile of different police is diverse in nature the purposes are the security of the individual in society, the maintenance of law and order situation, and the security of the nation.  Although there are some interventions programs that have been conducted by the Government of India and the authority of the respective police departments, herewith the authors suggested some simple techniques to manage the anxiety, stress, and depression on the day-to-day life of the police personnel. The authors suggested some of the management strategies for the authority/government and also for the police personnel for their self-management to deal with day-to-day anxiety, stress, and depression.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.151.20210904

10.25215/0904.151

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021