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National strategy on PTSD would be welcomed by Terrace Fire Department

The Terrace Fire Department says they’d be happy to see a national strategy to tackle post traumatic stress disorder.

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty has introduced a private-member’s bill to create a cross-country framework to tackle PTSD.

Terrace Fire Department’s deputy chief Dave Jephson says they have a number of resources available.

One of their strategies is to encourage all of their members to talk about their experiences.

Jephson says having a federal PTSD plan will be a good step to ensuring people get help.

According to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, 183 first responders and veterans have killed themselves since 2014.

The bill is scheduled for second reading on February 9th.

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