0077 Mental health among firefighters: understanding the mental health hazards, treatment barriers, and coping strategies

D DeMoulin, S Jacobs, Y-S Nam, A Harding, A Moskowitz, Y Shi, H Kim
2021 Abstracts   unpublished
115.6% respectively), followed by NH Asians ages 15-24 (90.7% increase), Hispanics ages 24-34 (57.2% increase), and NH blacks ages 15-24 (54.5% increase). Mechanism differed by age and race, though firearms were most common (22.2%-80.8%). Conclusions Although most suicides occur among NH whites, rates of suicide are increasing among youth across all groups, and more rapidly among youth of color. Prevention efforts are needed to address suicide among these populations that incorporate culturally
more » ... appropriate messaging and variations in mechanisms. Significance Analysis of multiple demographics at the state level is often overlooked due to small numbers. Use of rolling rates and other analytical methods are useful and necessary to understand disparities across demographic groups.
doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2021-savir.54 fatcat:jyq5m24kgvfnxk7g5jdofhi4u4