Police, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, 911 operators: all face death, cruelty, violence, hopelessness every day. They are five times more likely to develop signs of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression than are non-first responders. Many fear they will be seen as weak or lose their jobs if they say anything. To fight that stigma, first responders from several local agencies met in Morrow for a suicide prevention workshop geared especially for them to look out for each other and for themselves.
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