Paramedics & PTSD: Suicide Talk

Walking In My Shoes

There’s been a lot of focus lately on the 9 recent police officer suicides here in Ontario – and my sympathies to my fellow first responders and former first responders who are struggling out there; these headlines are absolutely the hardest things to see when we’re holding on by the skin of our teeth, I really wish I could shelter you. When you’re holding on by a thread, the last thing you need is to repeatedly see that others are letting go “so easily”.

But these are the headlines recently, all in an effort to make those who don’t understand, see – see what I’m not sure. See that when life really super sucks some of us can’t hold on anymore?

You don’t have to be a first responder to do that, just take a look at the current rates of reported suicide in the general population – which by…

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2 thoughts on “Paramedics & PTSD: Suicide Talk

  1. Patrick… I have shared with the small group of officers around me that we are the strong ones. You already know that… we are forgotten because we buy into the story of being part of a family. If it really is a family we are the black sheep and to survive this workplace injury while being an outcast… Well we are very strong. Hugs Jt

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