SFU launches first of its kind PTSD program for first responders

January 20, 2016

Simon Fraser University is launching a First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery certificate program, reportedly the first of its kind in Canada. The program is aimed at preventing the deaths of first responders by suicide—in 2015, 39 Canadian first responders died by suicide. The program, taught by current and retired first responders and other professionals, will teach the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the effects of trauma before, during, and after an incident. “I am very proud that SFU has been able to respond … to the needs of these brave men and women,” said SFU Director of Career and Professional Programs Larry White. SFU | CKNW News | Metro