Document Type

Research Paper

Publication Date

Spring 4-8-2021

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Vogel


In recent years mental health issues and how to deal with them has become a widely discussed topic in society. Causes and treatments tend to be major factors in the discussion, but they also tend to be far too general. The broadness of the targeted audience for these discussions often creates more issues than it solves due to treatments not being effective for every population. This paper highlights the causes of mental health issues in first responders while also discussing treatment methods designed specifically for this population that have had promising outcomes. Causes and treatments discussed are given solidity through research studies and other forms of research while maintaining its focus on the population of first responders, most specifically police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.



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