EMS Mental Health

W.VA. Lawmakers Learn of Challenges Facing EMS Squads

The disappearance of federal grants, decreases in volunteerism and the soaring cost of medical equipment have many EMS squads vastly under supported.

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State EMS Director Tackling Recruitment, First Responder Mental Health Challenges

The dire shortage of EMTs and paramedics across West Virginia is now trending in a positive direction, but there is still much to be done to remedy what many call a first responder mental health crisis.

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First Responders Form Grassroots Mental Health Support Service

Faced with mounting suicides and PTSD rates, some West Virginia first responders struggling with job-related mental health issues are taking matters into their own hands.

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