After The Sirens


Genre: Medical & Rescue


Duration: 1 x 60’


Year of Production: 2018


Production Company: Optic Nerve Films


Commissioned By: CBC Canada


Definition: HD

First Responders and the battle with PTSD 

The suicide rate amongst First Responders, such as paramedics, in Canada has reached a crisis and continues to rise each year. Reports show that one in four will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the course of their career, but despite increased awareness around the disorder, there is still surprisingly little support for them. Whilst more people are now aware of the condition, the old stigma still affects First Responders. This has left many desperate for solutions that keep their struggles in the dark, and lead them to some dangerous methods of coping. This documentary tells the stories of those on the frontlines of the crisis.