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Researchers find significantly higher rate of mental disorders among first responders

Results from Canada’s first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general population.

Mental Disorder Symptoms among Public Safety Personnel in Canada

Canadian public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional workers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers) are exposed to potentially traumatic events as a function of their work. Such exposures contribute to the risk of developing clinically significant symptoms related to mental disorders. The current study was designed to provide estimates of mental disorder symptom frequencies and severities for Canadian PSP.

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RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in Mounties

Canada’s national police force is looking to launch a study into the mental and physiological markers for depression, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its officers.

Police officer and ‘strongest man’ to haul NYPD vehicles to support cops with mental health struggles

He’s one of the strongest cops in the world, but he’s struggled with suicidal thoughts.
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Mental health first aid course for 'everyone'

Prince Edward Islanders are being offered Mental Health First Aid Canada’s course by St. John Ambulance for the first time next month.