First Responder Suicide

“Suicide is a multi-faceted problem in the United States, and it affects people across the continuum of life. It is not unique to first responders; however there is increasing concern that first responders are at higher risk for suicide than the general public. Exposure to critical incidents on a repeated basis can place first responders at higher risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), and depression, all of which can increase the risk for suicide.”  (Ensinger, Darren. 2015. Suicide Prevention in First Responders. West Chester University of Pennsylvania.)