Saturday, August 15, 2015

Study Shows 3rd of Paramedics Considered Suicide in Canada

Survey shows paramedics in need of more mental health help 
News 1130
Posted Aug 14, 2015
“We are being told that ‘You should be able to see this stuff. It’s a normal part of your job’ when it really isn’t.”
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Just a few days after an organization highlighted the number of police officers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, BC’s paramedics have released results of a survey revealing the extent of the disorder among their members.

Among the findings, about a third of respondents have considered suicide. More than 90 per cent need support for the cumulative impact of multiple traumatic calls over their careers.

“This was a real eye-opener for us. It’s sad,” remarks Bronwyn Barter, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC.
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