Firefighters Battle Mental Health

As the nation continues to observe Fire Prevention Week, one might be surprised to learn that not much help is offered to preserve their mental health. Firefighters see a plethora of emergencies that can take a toll on their mental health.

“Most folks who fight with it, it’s not a big one like a 9-11, God forbid. It’s a bunch of traumas. A bunch of things seen. It’s if you will, death by a thousand paper cuts,” says licensed psychologist Andrew Berry.

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