Widowed by suicide, first responders’ wives help others fight PTSD

Kelly Preston knew her husband had struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder born of his experiences as a Marine sniper, Boone County sheriff’s deputy and Newport Police Department SWAT officer, but it was a different kind than typically exists in the popular imagination: Cumulative, made up of a thousand pinprick-brief moments instead of a single, overwhelming traumatic experience. That’s common among first responders like Mike, she said. So is death by suicide, even if few feel comfortable acknowledging it.

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