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IN THE NEWS: NAMI Virginia

September 18, 2019

September 10, 2019 By Justin Jouvenal The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/new-survey-shows-heavy-psychological-toll-for-vas-first-responders/2019/09/09/636df99e-d323-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

A first-of-its-kind mental health survey of police, firefighters and 911 call dispatchers in Virginia finds that they experience suicidal thoughts at a rate of more than double the general population and that nearly a quarter suffer from work-related depression.

The survey of nearly 4,900 first responders also found that nearly half couldn’t stop looking for threats even in their own homes, a common symptom for those who have been exposed to Read More

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