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PTS and First Responders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): "Already this year more than 140 police officers have died by suicide. Both firefighters and police officers are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. It’s estimated that 18-24% of dispatchers and 35% of police officers suffer from PTSD."

Despite these statistics, Post Traumatic Stress remains untreated in many cases due to stigma and a "superhero" philosophy, as well as lack of knowledge about and opportunities to get help.
Aftermath, written by Tim Barretto and commissioned by the NH Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex3), is the story of one firefighter and how the aftermath of a tragic accident triggers his PTS and profoundly affects his life, as well as his family and colleagues.

To find out more about bringing this play to your community, organization or institution, please contact NHTP.

24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Support

NH Rapid Response Access Point is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—by phone, text or chat: 833-710-6477 or NH988.com.

Caring help at your fingertips. and, if needed, we will come to you.

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 


Click here for a comprehensive list of resources in New Hampshire

Click here for Consumer Resource Guide: How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits


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