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Athens News Matters: First Responders deal with PTSD

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire.
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Firefighters work to contain a fire

Working as a firefighter, police officer, or paramedic carries with it the real risk of severe physical injury. But now emergency first responders are speaking up about a different kind of risk: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. GPB’s Riley Bunch reports on a bill that would start to give mental injuries parity with physical ones. Warning: This story deals frankly with suicide.

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