Inside first responders’ struggle with mental health

Who helps those who help?This is the question that plays over and over in Lynette Butler’s mind. After 25 years as a police sergeant with the William Paterson University Police Department, Butler knows just how little help first responders receive — or feel safe receiving — as their mental health deterioration threatens to take their lives.’Therapy saved my life,’ says Butler, who was diagnosed with PTSD 21 years ago. ‘But I did not go through an EAP program, because my job would’ve known and I

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