First Responder Suicides - 2017



Emergecy Medical Technicians


Law Enforcement Officers



Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance 

The Badge of Life

Updated:  01/19/2018/smm

It is important to note that although the numbers above reflect verified suicides reported, the actual numbers are probably much higher.


Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

Dan Willis

The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most

H. Norman Wright

CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Allen R. Kates

Dispatcher Stress: 50 Lessons on Beating the Burnout (Get the Nerve)

Adam Timm and Joe Serio

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and their Families

Kevin M. Gilmartin

Experiencing Grief

H. Norman Wright

Faces of Combat: PTSD and TBI

Eric Newhouse

The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss

John W. James and Frank Cherry

Helping Others Recover from Losses and Grief

H. Norman Wright

Helping Those in Grief

H. Norman Wright

Helping Traumatized Families

Charles R. Figley

In Harm’s Way: Help for the Wives of Military Men, Police, EMTs, and Firefighters

Aphrodite T. Matsakis

Rural Emergency Response

Daniel Casey and Ellen Leger

Secondary Traumatic Stress

B. Hudnall Stamm

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Treating Compassion Fatigue

Charles R. Figley

The Worst is Over

Judith Acosta and Judith Simon Prager

Under the Headset: Surviving Dispatcher Stress

Richard Behr