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National Center for Biotechnology Information – PTSD Symptoms and Suicide Risk in Male Firefighters

National Center for Biotechnology Information – Stress Among On-Duty Firefighters

  • “Evidence that stress is part of firefighters’ routines, but they may not be truly aware of their stress levels; therefore, they are unlikely to ask for help. Stress in the workplace could be problematic if not managed well.”
  • Please see the following link. Stress Among On-Duty Firefighters

American Psychiatric Association  – First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges

  • “According to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a fire department is three times more likely in any given year to experience a suicide among its staff than a line-of-duty death.”
  • Please see the following link. First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges

American Psychiatric Association  – Fire departments step up their mental health game

  • “First responders have significantly higher rates of anxiety and depression,” said Alyssa Lanza, a clinical psychologist in Bethesda, Maryland, who is a disaster response mental health practitioner. “Substance abuse is a more socially acceptable way to cope. There’s an overall decrease of quality of life and less ability to keep doing the job.”
  • Please see the following link. https://www.apa.org/members/content/firefighters-mental-health