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Firefighters battle mental health | NEWS10 ABC
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Firefighters battle mental health | NEWS10 ABC

As the nation continues to observe Fire Prevention Week, one might be surprised to learn that not much help is offered to preserve their mental health. Fire fighters see a plethora of emergency situations that can take a toll on their mental health. Troy crews battle fire at Valley Green apartments “Most folks who fight with it, it’s not a big one like a 9-11, God forbid. It’s a bunch of traumas. A bunch of things seen. It’s if you will, death by a thousand paper cuts” says licensed psychologist Andrew Berry. “We know there’s a more and more scientific and medical evidence to show that that builds up,” said D’Alessandro. John D’Alessandro of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York says there is a key factor that could provide the difference betwee...