“There’s nothing like saving someone’s life.”
Anthony Almojera, lieutenant paramedic with the FDNY EMS, rejoins the podcast to explain about what Eric Adams’ new plan for bringing more severely mentally ill street into hospitals can’t accomplish, how that population has changed over his two decades on the job, and what those encounters are actually like for the medical first responders regularly interacting with the city’s street population and New York’s broken system of care.
This episode includes a conversation about suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, dial 988 or call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also get support via text by visiting suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
Listen to Anthony’s previous appearance on the podcast, discussing The First Responders the FDNY Left Behind during the pandemic, here.