The Jason Foundation offers mental health training for first responders

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Valley News - Health
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – The Jason Foundation Inc., a nationally recognized leader in youth and young adult suicide awareness and prevention, announced a new training focused on supporting and educating first responders, who are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services workers are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than the general public. Researchers found that elevated levels of post-traumatic stress disorder were associated with a higher likelihood of thinking about suicide and/or having a history of suicide attempts. The Jason Foundation’s new training is titled, “First Responders Training Module: Addressing Suicide with Youth in the Community and within the Profession.” Th
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