Last week, BC MPP Todd Doherty spoke emotionally about the PTSD driven suicide death of Strathcona County (Alberta) Firefighter Darren Anderson. It was a very poignant moment to witness a member of our federal government bring this difficult issue into parliament and in such an emotional way. It would be nice to see all levels of government and emergency service leaders work with our first responders, particularly those who have had to live with PTSD, to come up with a plan that actually works and prevents such future tragedies. We know we may never be able to stop all PTSD related suicides…but we need to do much better than we have. It’s high time to try a completely new approach.