- There is a growing concern about first responders suffering from PTSD at a higher rate than military veterans.
- Tulsa Police Officer Mike Miller took his own life in 2016.
- His widow wants to help other families know what to look for and to encourage them to ask for help.
- A retired Tulsa Fire Captain explains why he didn’t ask for more help, and the toll his symptoms have taken on him.
- WATCH FOX23 Shae Rozzi's full investigation FRIDAY on FOX23 News at 5:45.
Resources if you or someone you know need help:
- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call at 1-800-273-8255
- https://rebootalliance.com/firstline This program helps military and first responders.
- The International Association of Fire Fighters has its own recovery center to help with PTSD, addiction and other behavioral health issues: https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com/
- Counseling for First Responders and their Family members is offered by First Responder Support Services in Tulsa located at 1612 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112 Phone: (918) 749-0034.
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