Our police and law enforcement need to be mentally healthy, as does everyone. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Everyone would benefit from better everyday mental health. Mental health is not just for the severely mentally ill anymore than physical health is just for the critically ill. America has a very serious lack of everyday mental health which is partly why we have so much trouble with violence in our country. Better coping skills benefit everyone. Better education on mental health issues will help our law enforcement deal with emotionally upset members of the public that they often come in contact with. These skills could help them better understand themselves and others and be more effective and use less violence in their jobs.