(NEW YORK POST) – Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged "help is always here" in a department-wide email to the NYPD amid an epidemic of cop suicides – just days after his wife's signature mental health program pulled city resources from a training program for first responders because it was tied to the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter.
"Yesterday we lost our eighth NYPD officer to suicide this year," de Blasio wrote in the email that was sent Wednesday, shortly before a ninth cop killed himself.
"I don't have any easy answers or quick fixes," the email continues, adding in bold, "But I want to say: help is always here. No matter how strong or tough you are, or how difficult it may be to accept, you always deserve help when you need it."
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The mayor's nine-paragraph note discusses his own World War II veteran dad's struggles with depression and PTSD.