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Study lacking on suicide effects on first responders: researcher – Otago Daily Times

A University of Otago researcher says further investigation into the effects of suicide events on first responders is urgently needed. PhD student…

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A University of Otago researcher says further investigation into the effects of suicide events on first responders is urgently needed.
PhD student and psychologist in training Renan Lyra, of the University of Otago, Wellington, said that many police officers, firefighters and paramedics would attend at least one suicide event in their careers.
There had been little research on the effect that this had on their personal and professional lives and on their own suicide risk, Mr Lyra said.
He has reviewed…

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