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Editorial Comment: Paramedic Mental Health, Operational Stress Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Recently, the media has reported 14 paramedic suicides over the past year. This is the number we know. The sheer size of the number should be a wake-up call for the profession. We have a problem.

I encourage you to read Dr. Justin Maloney's commentary. We need to have the dialogue; and, we need to search and find solutions. In the United States, they have a slogan: see something, say something. In Israel, they add another component: see something, say something, do something. Maybe it's time we take care of each other within the paramedic community.

Sincerely,

Pierre Poirier, Executive Director
Paramedic Association of Canada more


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