Untrained disaster responders are more prone to suicide years after World Trade Center attack

Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained non-traditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely as traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study.
Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained non-traditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely as traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study.