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Fayetteville to consider new 911 program to help those with PTSD

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Fayetteville leaders will discuss implementing a new 911 system aimed at helping soldiers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The program is from Silent Siren. It was developed in Kansas by a military spouse and emergency responders as a way to identify, through a local 911 dispatch system, where people who suffer from PTSD live.

The first responders are provided with training and skills to approach the scene with care and preparation for the unique challenges of a situation that includes those affected by PTSD.

On Monday May 12, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center and the Fayetteville City Police will talk with community leaders about how the program can be implemented in Fayetteville.

“PTSD can have a devastating impact on the individual, families, and the overall community,” says John Bigger, administrator for mental health continuing education at Southern Regional AHEC and president of the Behavioral Health Association of Cumberland County. “We’ve already had too many instances of negative outcomes with people that suffer from PTSD in our community,” Bigger adds.


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