First Responder PTSI News

  • An amazing Thank You

    We messaged Todd after reading about his story in the Police Association magazine. Todd had been forced to leave his dream job in the NZ Police due...
  • Firefighter has lost more colleagues to suicide than to work accidents

    Brendon Dunn has been a career firefighter in Tauranga for 13 years and in that time lost three colleagues to suicide. One has died in an operation...
  • Firefighters open suicide discussion after third friend dies

    From 26 Aug 2019 - "Firefighters are in the midst of an international mental health "crisis", according to the NZ Professional Firefighters Union."...
  • Former cop left waiting for months for post-traumatic stress payout

    From 11 Dec 2018 - This is Jon's story, Ben Strang did a wonderful job of keeping Jon's identity private when he interviewed Nicole.   https://www....
  • Most ACC claims for police PTSD rejected

    From 16 Oct 2018 - This is devastating, these Police Officers have reached out for help and been turned away. Our first responders do an amazing jo...
  • Ex-Solider wins 'watershed' post traumatic stress case

    From 2 Nov 2016 - When I read this story I knew that it meant we could get the help we so desperately needed for Jon. I thought that the legislatio...