- The Context
- State of the State
Kindall Wann founded the Berks County Fire Chaplains Network last July, after learning first responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.
Firefighters and police are five times more likely than the overall population to develop PTSD and depression, yet only about 4 percent of departments have suicide prevention programs.
Mental health groups lost that amount — 10 percent of the annual budget for such services — during a 2013 budget cut.