Doug Monda, Founder of Survive First, knows all too well the impact that a career as a first responder can have on mental health. Seventeen years on the job almost cost him his life. Doug is a survivor of attempted suicide. This is his story. Doug and his wife Karen founded Survive First to help first responders and their families navigate the mental health challenges that can occur with a career as a first responder. Their message is that no first responder is alone and that all first responders and their families can live happy and healthy lives. Disclaimer: The views, opinions and endorsements expressed in each podcast episode are those of the host and guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Mental Health News Radio Network.