On the Frontlines of Fear: Trauma and Suicide in First Responders: Suicide Prevention Awareness with Dr. Ryan Wagoner

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In this episode we discuss Suicide Awareness Prevention Month with forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Ryan Wagoner! Did you know that more first responders take their own life than die in the line of duty? Dr. Wagoner shares with us what it’s like being a forensic psychiatrist, how first responders struggle with trauma, and the stigma associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in first responders. Dr. Wagoner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida. He is board certified as a forensic psychiatrist, and leads the Forensics division at the University of South Florida. He is also the program director of the Forensics Psychiatry Fellowship.

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