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The Code Green Campaign Brings Awareness to PTSD and Suicide in Public Safety

DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TexasSo far in 2014 there have been at least 60 suicides in Firefighters and EMS responders in the USA. When you add in other public safety personnel such as dispatchers, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and nurses, the number skyrockets. The Code Green Campaign is working hard at #savingpublicsafety from PTSD, suicide, and other mental health issues by raising awareness amongst responders and the public.

Code Green’s motto is “calling a code alert on our mental health”, and they are calling that code alert with the hashtag #savingpublicsafety. In order to promote their code alert The Code Green Campaign is looking for pictures of all types of public safety responders with “Code Green” and the hashtag  “#savingpublicsafety” included in the picture. These pictures can be submitted to any of The Code Green Campaign’s social media pages.

They also have a Teespring store with shirts promoting the #savingpublicsafety initiative (http://teespring.com/stores/codegreen). There are shirts specifically for Paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, dispatchers, police/corrections officers and nurses.

The Code Green Campaign was founded in March of 2014 in response to the high rates of PTSD, depression and suicide in public safety. You can find The Code Green Campaign at www.codegreencampaign.org. You can also find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/codegreencampaign), Twitter (www.twitter.com/CodeGreenEMS) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/thecodegreencampaign).