Brendan McDonough was one of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots in Prescott, Arizona. When the devastating Yarnell Hills Fire killed 19 of his brother firefighters, Brendan came face-to-face with mental and emotional injuries that took him to the brink of suicide.


Firefighters and family members who've experienced post-traumatic stress talk about why first responders need to break through the stigma surrounding emotional wellness and seek help when the horrors of the job become too much to bear.