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Study seeksto fireproof workers against PTSD

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As the mental and physical demands on first responders become clearer, the efforts of one Western researcher might just be a life-saver for those so often celebrated for saving the lives of others.

Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid is exploring the effectiveness of a mental-health and resiliency program called Resilient Minds on the well-being of firefighters in both Vancouver and Prince Edward Island. The study is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Read the full story in Western News.