The RCMP Longitudinal Study
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are frequently exposed to traumatic events during the course of their service. Many suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and an estimated half are impacted by one or more mental health injuries.
As part of the Federal Framework on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the RCMP Longitudinal Study is a concerted effort to address the impact of mental health injuries among RCMP. The largest study of its kind, the RCMP Study is designed to help identify problematic stress very early, provide evidence-based recommendations, and facilitate early access to effective mental health care. The development, analyses, and distribution of peer-reviewed articles from the RCMP Study were supported in part by a generous grant from the Medavie Foundation.
Learn more about the objectives and methods of the RCMP Study on the RCMP Study website.
The ideal outcome of the RCMP Study will be the development of a world-class evidence-based system to support RCMP mental health by reducing risk, increasing resilience, and accelerating access to treatment, all of which can then be made available for all those who serve.
Initial results from this longitudinal study are now available, and results will continue to become available over the next several years.