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OPP Rainy River District Sergeant Ann McEwen (Fort Frances, Ontario) is the guest host of 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association for Episode 91, and  interviews Thunder Bay Paramedic Pat Dixon about PTSD.  A number of issues are discussed including the evolution of how employers deal with mental health challenges in the first responder community, the barriers for many to reach out out for help, and many tips and tricks to assist in recovery to live a fulfilled life. 

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