Episode 173 is Miriam Heyman. One of the topics of this podcast over the past 3 years to bring more awareness to suicide within our public safety family and how to recognize and hopefully prevent. This episode discusses a White Paper looking into suicide and mental health of first responders. Would you believe that in 2017, more first responders died of suicide than in the line of duty? Miriam Heyman is a Senior Program Officer at the Ruderman Family Foundation, where she is responsible for the development and oversight of disability inclusion programs. She began her career as a Special Education Teacher in the New York City Public Schools, and while teaching she earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the City University of New York. Miriam received a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. This podcast hopes to continue the conversation and awareness of this important topic.

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