'I was told if I couldn't hack it, I should hand in my uniform.' Volunteers share suicidal thoughts after fighting bushfires
By Erin Smith, Associate Professor in Disaster and Emergency Response, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
Brigid Larkin, PhD candidate, Edith Cowan University
Lisa Holmes, Lecturer, Paramedical Science, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
A significant proportion of volunteer firefighters report devastating post traumatic stress and thoughts of suicide. We need to support them better.
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- Wednesday, December 1st 2021