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Firefighter opens up about his journey with PTSD and stigma for first responders

Rob Leathen shares some of the PTSD symptoms he experienced, and the treatment he’s receiving now.
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September 17, 2021 10:49 a.m. EST

In partnership with the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Your Morning is taking a closer look at how mental health research is saving lives. In our final installment today, we spoke with firefighter Rob Leathen. Rob has nearly three decades of experience, and was diagnosed with PTSD later in his career - and is now getting the help he needs. Rob opened up about his symptoms, the stigma around PTSD, and what treatment he's undergoing now to help.

For more information about available mental health resources and to learn more about PTSD, visit the CAMH website here.