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Business seeks to help first responders   By Shelley Ridenour, Tribune

A Mesa company is bringing a program to the community designed to help first responders deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Betty Winsor is the Arizona Code 9 coordinator.   Her employer, Deeann Griebel of Moors & Cabot Inc., is funding the local showing of a documentary to first responder supervisors. Moors & Cabot Investments is a nationwide wealth management firm.


Some First Responders Suffer From PTSD   By: James Buechele - Email

Tallahassee, Fla.   A study from the University of Buffalo shows up to 18% of police officers suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
First responders like police, firefighters and EMT's can witness some horrifying scenes. Now, thanks to an upcoming documentary and a movement, some help could be coming to Tallahassee.
"Most law enforcement have some sort of negative mental impact whether it's simple stress all the way up to major stuff like PTSD and major depression," said MAJ Jim Russell of the FSUPD.

New documentary highlights PTSD in first responders   By Linda Williams, FOX 10 News

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -  Nearly one in five first responders across the country suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
That is according to the creators of a new documentary in the works that aims to shed more light on this subject.
The documentary is called "Code 9, officer needs assistance," the piece shows the anguish of first responders and their families.
The suffering that in some cases can lead to suicide.

A Ride Along with the Creator of "Code 9 - Officer Needs Assistance"   Broadcast in Family

It has been almost 4 years since we started filming the documentary Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance. Through out of pocket money and a fundraiser we launched over 2 years ago we were able to get pretty far in the process of making the film. I have spent the 2 years looking for ways to raise the funding needed to complete the film but it has not been easy.