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Question for EMTs,Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Military personal

Here is a little breifing on me before my question. Im a normal everyday citizen. Work shift work, third shift at a railroad.
Last night I got sent to inspect the opperation and ability to continue hauling freight after a person decided to to commit suicide.
My Question is how do you block it out? Im not one to go to a theripist and discuss my issuses, so ill ask my fellow powerstrokers with real life experiance. I have also seen some relitively disturbing things but untill this morning a deceased human body was not on that list and would rather it not be.
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After coming on the scene of a suicide myself, I understand what you're going through, but you just have to let it go, don't dwell on it.

I was also involved in a fatal accident in which a car struck me head on and the driver was killed.

In either of my cases, you have to understand that there was nothing you did or could do. Go hug your family, hang with you friends and enjoy life.

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Re: Question for EMTs,Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Military personal

Stardriver is right, it will always be with you but the best thing you can do is continue on and hold on tighter to your family and friends. And be thankful for what you have.

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I am a former marine, and currently work part time as a fighter paramedic. As what the others have said, it never goes away. However it will get easier as the days pass. Just keep your loved ones close to you and talk to them or someone if you need to.
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Thanks guys. My wife makes it easier. They guys at work are the harder ones to deal with because they want to know all the details. Plus the incident was in a part of the start that has alot of drug use and people living off the government so they think its a good thing. But there were not the person that had to deal with everything.

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Its always the hardest when people won't leave you alone about it, one thing you can do is maybe talk to your supervisor and get a long weekend and go somewhere with your wife to get away for a couple days and just relax. That helped me when I saw my first accident...

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I just got hm from a deployment days ago. One of our medics committed suicide. That was one of the hardest things to deal with during deployment. I'm glad that I knew him and knew he lived life to the fullest while he was with us. If u hav concerns talk to someone. Keeping it inside is the worst thing to do.

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I'm a sheriffs deputy in Texas and have been to many calls involving dead bodies (suicides / murder suicides / and accidents). I always try to separate myself from the actual event. It's never been someone I've known so its a bit different. It's never easy to see but as long as I try not to think about it to much I can normally go on with my shift without any issues.

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I just got hm from a deployment days ago. One of our medics committed suicide. That was one of the hardest things to deal with during deployment. I'm glad that I knew him and knew he lived life to the fullest while he was with us. If u hav concerns talk to someone. Keeping it inside is the worst thing to do.
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JesseKK, welcome home.
DT620, I didnt know the person, just someone decided to jump under a locomotive.

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