These funds are for traveling to Canada, UK, Israel and Australia and in the US to complete the film about First Responders, mental health and they challenges they face and look at how to prevent more suicides.
Who Will Rescue the Rescuer is a Feature Documentary that is about all First Responders, whomever is on the front line of dealing with traumatic situations from Dispatchers to Police, Fire, Ems, Correctional Officers and more. This film will center around the pre-hospital systems that are in place to take care of the public in their time of need.
A dramatic increase in suicides has outnumbered the line-of-duty deaths in First Responders. With a better understanding of mental health, post traumatic stress and programs in place, why are we not able to effectively reach those who put others in front of their own needs day after day?
Repeated exposure to trauma for months, years to decades for many providers has taken a toll. This film will investigate what is being done at the governmental level, departmental level and peer-to-peer in multiple countries of equal size and call volume.
Each country has it's own unique view and challenges when it comes to addressing the mental health needs of their providers. A commonality exists throughout all of the services of placing others before taking care of themselves.
Who Will Rescue the Rescuer needs funding to finish principle photography which includes traveling to each of these countries to investigate and document these differences as well as and production costs.
As a paramedic-turned-filmmaker with a large team of consisting of professional Firefighters and EMS, Who Will Rescue the Rescuer will be told through the lens of those who understand the world of emergency response as well as filmmaking.
Your donations will help bring this important matter to light, bring awareness to a difficult subject and open up the discussion as to how we can better treat our providers and equip them with the tools they need to deal with the challenges of dealing with repeated trauma daily.
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