The Fire Within Feature Length Documentary
Firefighting is a vital profession that often comes at a cost to those who serve, as exposure to dangerous high-stress situations leaves many living with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For decades many have struggled alone without accessing mental health services, and studies show suicide rates higher than the general population.
This film tells the story of former firefighters taking a radical new approach to PTSD - training themselves to treat colleagues and other emergency service personnel whom conventional therapies haven’t reached.
Featuring first-hand testimony from first responders and access to group therapy sessions that have offered the prospect of a “cure” for long-term sufferers of PTSD, The Fire Within is scheduled for release in 2024.