“It’s tough, in law enforcement, because you’re expected to be tough,” said Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron. “You start talking about being depressed…. you may feel like if you say those things in our environment, that someone will consider that a weakness.”
It’s a stigma we, as a society, have to break.
It’s one that Sheriff Baron’s family had to confront before his father could tackle his alcoholism.
Listen to him tell the touching story of how depression impacted him and his family.
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