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on 15 May 2018 1:27 AM
  • General
Fire Fighters calling 911

PTSD and Cancer: Growing Number of Fire Fighters and Paramedics at Risk.

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on 22 Apr 2018 9:16 PM
  • PTSD
Rich MacKinnon Jr.

Massachusetts firefighters are more than twice as likely to kill themselves as civilians due to untreated depression and PTSD stemming from repeated exposure to death and destruction, according to a new report on mental illness and suicide among first responders.

The study by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, which advocates for people with disabilities, estimates that the suicide rate for Bay State firefighters is 20 per 100,000 people, compared to 9 per 100,000 for civilians.

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on 21 Dec 2016 12:03 AM
  • Depression