Rural First Responder Access to Mental Health Care: A National Crisis
Explores mental health challenges experienced by first responders and increased risk of suicide. Describes barriers to accessing adequate mental healthcare within the scope of their employment, especially in rural areas where services remain limited and stigma may be associated with the need for assistance.
Jeffrey Hintz, Carrie Hintz
Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Community paramedics · Emergency medical services · Occupational health and safety · Rural-urban differences · Stigma · Suicide and suicide prevention