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Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

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Iowa Sergeant Sues Agency Claiming PTSD and Abuse

In his petition, Jorgensen claimed he has faced disability discrimination, harassment, a failure to accommodate him and retaliation under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, citing incidents before and after the killings of his fellow officers.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Dies by Suicide

A deputy with the Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff's Office reportedly died by suicide early Saturday morning.

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association is urging members to seek help to deal with trauma they experience on the job after learning that three officers in the force took their lives over a three-week time period.

How the Lone Survivor Foundation Helped Heal Me

The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

Arizona Officer's Widow Grateful for New PTSD Law for First Responders

The widow of Craig Tiger — a Phoenix police officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD before dying by suicide — told reporters that she "is grateful for the new law that will help other first responders across the state have better access to mental professionals."

Arizona Governor, Accompanied by Phoenix Officials, Signs New First Responder PTSD Bill into Law

The purpose of this new law is to provide help to first responders who experience PTSD as a result of events they experience or witness on the job. “Arizona is grateful to the first responders who put their lives on the line every single day to protect our communities. With these commitments and sacrifices, we want to ensure that those who experience trauma on the job have access to the support they need," Governor Ducey said.

Living with PTSD: Your Life Means Something

There will be times that you are going to want to give up — you may even want to try to take your own life. Don’t.

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Video: More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

A study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public.